Solution: turbo bolt (innermost) - 200q20v

Ben Swann benswann at
Thu Mar 18 11:50:20 EST 2004

OK I did it - having the right tool make it more manageable.  I did not even
have to open the pack of stubbys I bought this AM, and don't know if I'd
have gotten enough torque with a stubby to loosten - although I guess with
the adrenaline I was developing in frustration yesterday, maybe.

I had forgotten about my stash of crowsfoot wrenches.  I put 15mm crowsfoot
on nut, short extension on crowsfoot and I have a wratchet that swivels at
its neck.  I was able to get plenty of force to break it free and once loose
you are home free.

This is not the first time the crows feet became invaluable for a job, and
same with this funky wrench that I got in some Taiwanese set.  Almost never
use it, but great when you need some weird geometry.


[----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Kramer" <ackramer at>
To: <benswann at>; <quattro at>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: turbo bolt (innermost) - 200q20v

> I just did this on my turbo last weekend.
> For the turbo-downpipe bolt which is closest to the engine on the bottom,
> use the open end of a stubby wrench.  Thread a nut and bolt together and
> it in the box end of the stubby.  Use a bigger wrench or ratchet w/
> appropriate socket to turn the bolt in the box end.
> For reassembly, replace the nuts with small head M10's which use a 15mm
> wrench and not a 17.  This gives you more "turn" on the bolt before having
> to reposition the stubby.
> For the turbo-em bolts, first remove the downpipe.  I used a thin-walled
> 0-degree offset box end wrench to remove all these bolts without any
> Good luck.
> -----------------------------------
> Alan Kramer
> '83 UrQ V8
> '83 CGT 20vt
> '86 4kcsq
> '90 V8q]

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