Solution: turbo bolt (innermost) - 200q20v
benswann at comcast.net
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 hotmail.com>
To: <benswann at comcast.net>; <quattro at audifans.com>
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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