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Posted 21 December 2016 - 12:03 PM
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 12:27 PM
I'm pretty sure he should be paying you. Before I bought my RB I had multiple price quotes for the L28et for $700-$1000 for the whole engine.
A set of triple webers+intake is $1750 from MSA if I'm not mistaken.
Yeah I'm thinking the same now. I saw about that same price on theZstore today. I knew that the L28et was more rare than the N/A but I didn't know what that stuff would be worth all together for it. Anyways I think I'll pass on the trade now. Thanks for the info!
Posted 22 December 2016 - 03:07 AM
Try to get current market prices for those items used. My idea of value on those is a few years old but the webbers would be worth more than just "some" parts from the turbo L28
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 07:37 AM
It's also a old technology turbo likely well used. Expect it to be worn out and you are only getting the rest for the price.
Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:59 PM
Hey guys! I just wanted to update my thread since I haven't updated anything in awhile and wanted to share with everyone.
So I started out by cutting out the rust out under the battery tray including the tray itself. Then I welded in some sheet metal (I know my welding skills aren't the best so go easy on me haha)
After all that I cleaned up the engine bay, sanded it all down and sprayed it, here's an oic!
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:44 PM
Hey guys, haven't posted on this in forever. Been busy with school and other crap. Anyways I've decided to go a different direction with the car. I finally found a good deal for an l28et to put in the car. Anyways I've ran into what i think is a potential problem that i think one of you might be able to enlighten me on. So it look like there is an oil cooler adapter plate that goes where the filter should be. Unfortunately it didn't have one on it when i got the motor. I read that an oil cooler wasn't a necessity (which may not be true) but looking at the block with the filer goes. I see and inlet for the oil and the threads where the oil goes through the filter and into the block, the only thing ive noticed is there is no bypass for when the oil is cold. The L28e has a little bypass valve where the L28et doesn't. So my question is, did the oem sandwich plate for the oil cooler have a bypass valve in it? If anyone has any info on this I would appreciate it because I can't find any solid info on this.
Thanks in advance!!
Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:40 AM
Yes the sandwich plate had a bypass. You can run it without the oil cooler or get an aftermarket one. You can order the stud from online. Check MSA.
Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:28 AM
Only the much later 280zx turbo automatic came with an oil cooler.
The oil cooler adapter is cast steel so maybe yours is some after market thing.
There is a small round ball with spring behind it in the block called a by pass, but is a safety device should the filter become blocked. The oil will force past the ball/spring and still lubricate the engine.
Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:47 PM
I see what your talking about with the ball and spring by pass. I have a pic of the l28e bypass but i guess i just dont understand where the bypass is on the l28et, can you not see it on that motor? It just scares me with that plug on turbo block where the bypass is on the other block. Is it physically in the block where you cant see it? Basically i just want to know if i can buy the oil filter stud like and throw on a filter and still be safe. Thanks for the info guys i appreciate it. Also this is an 83 L28et but i dont know if it was from an automatic if that helps.
Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:47 AM
This is the ZX turbo oil filter adapter for the oil cooler. It only came on automatics. It does not have a 'by pass' for when the oil is cold. It is clamped to the block with a large hollow bolt in the center.
This is the oil tube than came on this Z22 block.
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