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ultimateforce
04-01-2010, 05:00 PM
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How do I get those locks away from the bolts on the turbo? I tried using needle nose pliers and didn't get very far. Any suggestions? :ughd:

ultimateforce
04-01-2010, 05:09 PM
I did some Googling and a lot of people are saying just to remove the manifold with the turbo attached, bleh!

DALAZ_68
04-01-2010, 05:35 PM
^ thats becouse its the easiest way...

think about the angles to take off the turbo from the elbow/downpipe,and the bolts holding the turbo to manifold...

ultimateforce
04-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Alright I am down to the last 2 bolts under the manifold on the back (towards the firewall). I can only do, like, a quarter turn at best because of the lack of space for my wrench. This is the most awful thing.

greenman100
04-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Ratchet and extension.

Also, you'll get good enough at it that you can pull the manifold and turbo in 20 minutes.

You'll want to use a hammer and long screwdriver to bend the clips back. When you put everything back together, make sure to use a new pair of locking tabs or the nuts will back off in a few hundred miles.

ultimateforce
04-01-2010, 06:48 PM
I went to remove the oil line and forgot that I hadn't drained the oil from the block yet. Welp, that means I am done for tonight.

greenman100
04-01-2010, 09:52 PM
I went to remove the oil line and forgot that I hadn't drained the oil from the block yet. Welp, that means I am done for tonight.


it should just drip out....

i never drain oil, just coolant.

DALAZ_68
04-01-2010, 11:35 PM
Ratchet and extension.

Also, you'll get good enough at it that you can pull the manifold and turbo in 20 minutes.



yup ^ that... :boink:

ultimateforce
04-02-2010, 10:01 PM
I was draining the oil because I have no idea when it was changed last, anyway, I got the bolts off in a total snap tonight. All it took was a little PMA.

bl3ujay07
04-02-2010, 10:27 PM
dude, take the damn manifold off. It WILL make EVERYTHING a lot easier! Why work harder when you can work smarter!

ultimateforce
04-03-2010, 08:35 AM
That's what I mean, I got the bolts off the manifold. I don't know what my problems was before, but I got the crescent wrench in there pretty easy last night and it was a snap.