Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Ball Ground, GA
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So I tore apart the Redline and found a few issues I was not aware of.
First, when I took the plastic engine cover off I found some Junkyard writing on the head "07 Soltice 2.0" meaning either the the engine or at least the head has been replaced with Pontiac parts. On the positive side the engine may not actually have 158,000 miles on it but who knows.
Second, whoever put the turbo back on really did a halfass job by using bolts with washers stacked in place of two of the studs. Turns out this was part of the leak I was hearing. Also the turbo has a lot of play in the compressor wheel.
Last, the exhaust manifold is cracked and there was a leak at the manifold gasket as I originally thought.
Remedy - I ordered a big wheel turbo, charge pipes and Stage 3 tune from RPM Motorsports, exhaust manifold plus all new gaskets and studs from GM Parts Direct and high flow cat from Solo.
The turbo arrived this week but waiting on the rest of the parts so I can start putting it back together next weekend, hopefully.
2008 Redline Stage III
Last edited by WranglerSS; 10-09-2018 at 08:37 AM.