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.
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.
Keep having fun with the ol' gal.
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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