(Fwd) trick to removing 5kcstq downpipe from turbo?

auditude at neta.com auditude at neta.com
Thu Oct 25 00:19:17 EDT 2001

Thanks Javad!  

Tomorrow night, I'm dropping the downpipe!  Maybe I'll have the 
tranny dropped too.  The starter wasn't bad at all.  I knew there had 
to be a certain plan of attack! :-)

I think I may get either a 2-piece manifold or a dialynx to replace 
the cracked one on the car.  I know the dialynx may be risky due 
to some peoples experience with warpage, it may also be cheaper. 

I'm pricing the 2-piece from Clair, and I'll try Carlsen tomorrow.

I miss driving the car!  I talked to Rob O., a local past q-lister 
tonite.  He's considering an '87 5kcstq in pearl on Fuchs.  It would 
be nice to have another local enthusiast to share the joy and pain 

Whenever I get into these mechanical projects, I think of that song 
they used for the Geo commercials, "Getting to know you".  (the 
cars intricacies)



On 25 Oct 2001, at 1:56, JShadzi at aol.com wrote:

> Ken,
> Definitely remove the airbox, just loosen the fuel dist. and lift it up, you 
> don't need to disconnect the lines necessarily, but getting the airbox out of 
> the way will save you a lot of grief.  Also, removing the passenger headlight 
> will help too.  Once you have the room, yes, extensions and open-ended 
> wrences will get the nuts undone, and lots of penetrating oil.
> HTH,
> Javad
> In a message dated 10/24/2001 10:52:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> auditude at neta.com writes:
> << It doesn't look terribly difficult, it's just that I would like to know 
> the 
>  best plan of attack.  It's a bit crowded in the area, and I'd rather use 
>  a trie-and-true method rather than taking the potentially longer 
>  route that I may come up with.
>  Thanks,
>  Ken >>

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