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Old 11-12-2001, 02:00 PM
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I'm in the middle of replacing my Turbo, and I'm having real problems getting to the lower 2 of the 4 bolts on the exhaust side of the turbo (the one's on the side).

The shield around the brake master cylinder is still in place, but what needs to come out to get to the sods???? Is it better to cone from under or above??

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Old 11-12-2001, 05:18 PM
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Mike, you've discovered the pain to turbo removal/replacement in our cars. You've gotta take off the master's heat shield. This is probably the most frustrating task in this job. I find for the lower two bolts, it is easier to come in from below.

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Old 11-12-2001, 07:10 PM
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Easier to remove the turbo and downpipe as a single unit. Then disassemble those two later.
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Old 11-12-2001, 07:24 PM
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Yes, definately remove the downpipe (the footlong section coming off the exit) and turbo as a unit.

Danno, I believe he was asking about the crossover pipe (the entrance pipe to the turbo).

Good luck,
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Old 11-13-2001, 09:51 AM
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First, you must remove the heat shield. This is fairly simple if you have a very long extension to reach the nut on the firewall down below. It then will be necessary to disconnect the aux water pump and unscrew the 90 degree water connection to the turbo. This will give you access to three of the nuts. The top back bolt will still be difficult, and can be accessed from below with an open ended wrench. The o2 sensor will be almost in your way so be careful. Once you loosen the bolt, it can be completed from above. Good luck !!
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Old 11-13-2001, 08:56 PM
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Correction on my last post. The difficult bolt is the bottom back one, not the top back. Anyway, good luck.
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