Removing and Replacing Turbo...one bolt!
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 4 17:33:05 EDT 2007
I asked a while ago if anybody had hints for removing and replacing
the turbo and was told there is one bolt that's difficult. Well I've
dug in and I'm now down to one bolt. It's the bolt located, as
viewed facing the engine from the passenger side, on the upper left
hand side of the flange attaching the turbo to the exhaust manifold.
Was able to get a 15mm open end wrench on it but couldn't get enough
force to budge the bolt...and I think the bolt is situated in a
manner that has the outside of the wrench hitting against the
surrounding flange when I try to turn it. I'm taking a quick
breather to think on this, but in the meantime, any tool
recommendations to get at this thing? Couldn't get a socket or the
closed end of an end wrench on the bolt.
Oh, and once I get all the bolts off I think I'm going to have hard
time removing the turbo. I've got studs that coming out of turbo
into the downpipe, and from the manifold into the turbo. Seems like
that's going to make removal a touch dicey given the 90-degree offset
on which these bolts protrude at. Thoughts on this?
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