[Biturbos4] Turbo replace - engine removal

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 21 19:55:43 EST 2005

I may have read this method on AW before, maybe not, can't recall much from that.

However I know for sure there's a fellow on AW, his handle is "SIMPLY" and is located in SoCal, has does turbo swap numerous times.  He said he no longer needs to drop the engine, just undo the mounts and tilt the engine up a certain way and he can get to the turbos easily.  Much quicker than any other known methods.  I wish I live close to this guy ;-)


----- Original Message -----
From: Single Malt <s_malt at yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005 4:32 pm
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Turbo replace - engine removal

> --- Richard Ness <richard at nessnet.com> wrote:
> > When they did my turbos, (twice BTW...), they did
> > not remove the engine.
> > They did have the trans out, but the engine stayed
> > in the car
> I've heard of this in some other thread, long ago.  It
> just seems to me that if the job could be done
> correctly this way, it would be done this way *far*
> more often.  There must be something that is
> compromised in this shortcut.  Does anyone know why
> the "drop-the-tranny method" isn't more common?  I
> would speculate that getting the billable labor from
> the longer method is possible, but even then ... the
> DIYer's would *not* take the long way 'round unless
> there was a rational reason to.
> --
> Single Malt
> '01.5 S4
> Garaged at 9200ft
> just outside Denver, CO
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