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Old 04-20-2017, 04:59 PM   #111 (permalink)
I break SOHCs
 
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Just got home with the turbo exhaust housing from the machine shop. $100 to remove the bolt. The guy said it was the hardest bolt he's ever had to remove, and I believe him. It was like drilling through a gorram diamond trying to get it out. Took him an hour with a carbide bit. He managed to save most of my threads, but they need retapping to at least clean it up. Dropped by Sears and picked up a pair of tap sets - Imperial and Metric. I can't wait to get this engine installed again. I'm out of money at this point, and starting to run up a credit card bill.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:38 PM   #112 (permalink)
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only thing I have found that cuts the turbo bolts reliably is cobalt bits.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:40 PM   #113 (permalink)
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I had to do something similar with my rear turbo housing...bolt seized, drilled out, helicoil put in place. It was beyond my capability with my drill and bits. Took the shop a long time to do it.

You'll replace the fuel filter, right? I'm sure it's on your list, but just want to say that now is a good time since you have unfettered access to it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Great thread ... I too was scrolling along and saw a climate control replacement turn into a pulled engine somehow and could only think of this

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:39 PM   #115 (permalink)
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That is excellent... haha I am saving that.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:16 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:06 AM   #117 (permalink)
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excellent thread, it's great to see someone doing such a great job with their photo documentation.
Liked your wheels enough to order some for myself except with +38 offset.
Also got these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to go with them, didn't see mention of them in your posts.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:07 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Front exhaust manifold installed.


One freshly tapped turbo attached to it.


Went to put on the heat shield, and remembered that I broke off a bolt in here, too. Could I get it out without spending big bucks? Turns out the answer is yes. I'm not incompetent. That other one was just a PITA.




There we go. Heat shield on.


I wasn't planning on doing any work on this tonight. I just wanted the turbo out of the way. Once I got into it, though, I just couldn't stop.

edit: And now that I look at the photos, I might need to go back out there and take that heat shield off. Did I torque down the turbo-to-downpipe nuts after I took out the broken bolt? I can't recall!
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:29 AM   #119 (permalink)
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Put some copper grease on all those bolts around the exhaust
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:52 AM   #120 (permalink)
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Lol, again, that heat shield doesn't interfere with DP removal or reinstall. If it does, you're doing it wrong
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