After starting the new engine up, I was obvious the turbo gasket was blown. After ordering the gaskets from Nissan it was time to get after it. Luckily, I had ordered some braided lines previously for plans down the road, but, since I had them on hand, they went on as well to make the re-install much easier (or so I’ve read in dealing with the stock hard lines). What started as a little maintenance ended up as an upgrade as well.
That missing nut might be a problem.
Major gasket blowout.
I got it all back together now and it’s idling nicely on three cylinders. Why you ask? A coilpack bolt snapped off in the valve cover while UNbolting it. A simple swap with many turns. More updates to come as I get it all together.