Quick and stupid question. Does the engine need to be lifted or droped to replace the turbo? Or can i just spin off the TIP and Downpipe, do the exhaust mani bolts oil line etc. and pull it up?
Got everything off my K03S but 1 thing I'm not seeing. I know theres a hose/pipe coming into the center or the turbo thats holding me up. Where/what the frick is it? I cant see it guess I better drop it off the jackstands and look, geez!!!! almost there.
its probably your oil or water lines. If you cant see/get to them remove the lines going to the block. They are a banjo style fitting with steel braided hose, if you remove those you might be able to remove the turbo easier. If you can find a DIY garage with bay lifts its a little easier.
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Just follow the removal. You have to remove the coolant line that goes into the back of the block with a large allen wrench and the oil return line that goes in to the back of the oil pan. The other two lines you can undo from the top of the turbo once the exh mani is removed.
So I have the 2 banjo fittings on the top off, The oil return line is off, and the banjo fitting on the back of the block is off. I'm seeing a small metal line that appears to be attached with a 10 mm nut/bolt and looks to run to the lower side o9r front of the turbo. Is there another coolant fitting and if I can get to the 10mm nut that has a mounting bracket for the metal line, will it just pop out is is there another wrench I need that I just can't see. I know once that's off the turbo shoulod lift right out.
Sorry guys, this is my first turbo work.
Okay so I'm looking to replace my stock turbo in my jetta 1.8t cause my turbo seal is leaking oil. I've been researching and bunch of people suggested to rebuild the stock turbo but it will have to get balanced after and there's a few things that can go wrong. I'm wondering if I get a ko3s to swap out, is there anything else that needs to be done to complete the swap? Some people said its a bolt on turbo, take the stock out and replace it with a new one and your good to go, but that seems to good to be true. I might be wrong but I need some help with this. Is it worth rebuilding or swapping ? Or should I just sell the car?
First, start a new thread instead of digging up one from 2011.
For your question though, I'll assume you have a 150 Jetta with a K03, so yes, the K03s is totally bolt on. You will see little to no gains from it without tuning though. As for replacing or re-building, the re-build is pretty intensive (I did it recently), but if you are mechanically inclined, it's not too bad. If you are super careful to mark the wheel and shaft, it doesn't need to be balanced either. One note though that several DIYs leave out: the nut holding the compressor wheel to the turbine shaft is reverse threaded! If you just want to replace it, don't buy an eBay one. I did (original's housing cracked and I was broke) and I ended up rebuilding it 10k later. I rebuilt it with OEM parts and it works great now though.
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