The past few days have been just screwing around, and fixing problems that have come up. So far I have gotten rid of all of my engine codes including the code 23 for a intake temperature sensor. I did this by drilling a hole in the intercooler piping just after the blow off valve. There was a blank on the intake manifold that looked like a good place to put it, but from reading into it, some people seem to have trouble with it heat soaking, so I opted for this option instead. My plan was to weld a nut onto the piping and just have it screw in, but I couldn't for the life of me find a nut that the sensor would screw into, so until I figure that out, I just drilled a hole big enough to have the sensor "sorta"screw into the pipe, and then wrapped it with some quick drying JB Weld. Its good enough to hold, but wont stop me from chipping it away when I want to do it properly. As advised from some other posts, wiring it up to the ECU was a breeze. I didn't have any pins that fit, but I found a wire that fit snugly into the hole and the pin on the computer makes nice contact with it, so not too worried about it.
As far as my fuel problem goes, I hooked up two gauges in different locations on the fuel line and get good pressure at idle, and all the way through a few psi of boost. I tried blocking off the hoses with a clamp, and even a c-clamp, but fuel was still getting by. Must be some serious hoses I have hooked up. For now, since the pressure is good, im running it but my gut says that the valve in the pump is bad causing the immediate lack of pressure after the engine is turned off. I will get to it, but its farther down my list.
As always there is a problem or two left over. Right now It idles fine, and drives fine, except for an instant around 2k rpm at light to half throttle where it goes quite lean. I can feel a noticeable lack in power, and my AFR pegs onto the lean end. Everywhere below, and above this it is fine and I get into the 12's above 2k. Not sure if it is possibly a sensor pulling timing, or whats going on. Ill definitely be keeping my eyes on it. Just a weird thing as it is golden everywhere else besides maybe that 50 rpm in the middle.
Concerning the intercooling piping, it runs straight up, out of the turbo, and then 90 bends towards the front where it enters the intercooler. On the other side, it exits and then shoots across the front of the engine, and then 90's into the intake. It is all done with straight pipe pieces and silicon 90's. The intake had been chopped at its original end, where originally it had the elbow attached. This was welded shut, and then the throttle body was welded onto the opposite end of the intake. I should have taken a picture of it outside of the bay, but this should give a good idea of what it all looks like.
I have a Mishimoto intercooler, and some 2.5" aluminum piping just sitting in the bed waiting for me to get my hands on a tig so I can make it all look really clean as far as the intake side goes, but that shall be for another day.