[s-cars] How to remove turbo?

Sean Douglas s_douglas at telus.net
Thu Oct 4 21:19:22 PDT 2007


The hot side to the downpipe requires a 15 mm moon wrench that is bent even
farther. Use a MAP torch and bend it to about 75 degrees. See picture.

I don't remember any special tricks for the nuts holding the turbo to


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Trevor rice
> Sent: October 4, 2007 11:33 AM
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> Subject: [s-cars] How to remove turbo?
> Trying to remove turbo without removing exhaust manifold, 
> wastegate or downpipes.  Have gotten three of four hot side 
> inlet to manifold bolts off & three of four hot side exhaust 
> side bolts off.
> The remaining two bolts are being a PITA.  Anyone got any hot 
> tips on removal procedures?
> Hot side inlet to manifold is top left bolt, its a 15mm bolt 
> but a regular spanner nor socket can fit in their.  Have 
> tried a slimmed down open end wrench but its getting hung up.
> Hot side exhaust to downpipe is bottom right bolt 14mm, seems 
> theirs a recess in the downpipe to facilitate a socket but i 
> haven't had success getting a socket & knuckle into the small space.
> If & when I get theses suckers off I'll keep you all posted 
> on how to strip & rebuild a k24 turbo.  Might even throw on 
> some k26 parts just for fun.
> Thanks
> Trev.
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