Motors pulled, tomorrow will be spent organizing, maybe tear into the old motor to see what happened, and making a list of things I need to buy.
Currently the list is: Mls head gaskets, BOV, header wrap, T clamps, master gasket set, head studs(not sure about going arp or just using new stock style bolts), exhaust material, and turbo flanges to make another set of manifolds.
In the mean time its hurry up and wait, this project has been sucking up money for 6 months straight and it’s time to cool down for a little while. Also the Mini needs attention(money), it rear shocks are done, lca bushings failed, brake rotors warped, and the pads are toast. On top of a failed turbo and leaky valve stem seals.