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    Thread: 1.8t turbo replacement

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      07-02-2010 04:31 PM #1
      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?

    2. 07-02-2010 04:41 PM #2
      Nope, no need to even release the mounts. Remove:

      DP, TIP, Charge pipe
      Lines
      Support bracket
      Turbo
      Ex Mani

      In that order. You will need an open ended wrench with a step to get to a few of the ex. mani bolts.
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      07-02-2010 08:28 PM #3
      okay thanks man.

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      09-04-2010 07:29 PM #4
      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.

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      09-04-2010 07:40 PM #5
      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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      09-04-2010 09:49 PM #6
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Install-My-DIY

      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.

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      09-05-2010 07:30 PM #7
      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.

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      09-05-2010 08:01 PM #8
      nevermind, I got it. It was an allen bolt holding on the cooling line that attached to the top. Got the turbo on the ground now. Now to break it down and if the the seals are bad or just replace it with another K03S.

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      09-05-2010 10:23 PM #9
      I wouldn't even waste my time pulling it apart.... that thing is shot. good job getting it out, it is a PITA the first time.

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      09-05-2010 11:18 PM #10
      yeah, I pulled on the shaft and it moved approx 4-6 mm, it's a gonner

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      09-06-2010 01:10 PM #11
      what are you going to replace it with? I just picked up a F4H-T for my audi which was leaking coolant.
      http://frankenturbo.com/F4h-t.html if I could only find the time to get it in... everything except the turbo & ex-mani are already removed

    12. 09-06-2010 03:11 PM #12
      Alls I have to say is make sure you put the crush washers on the coolant and oil lines when putting a replacement turbo back on..........or you will have leaks and have to do the whole job over again. Like I did.......!!!!!!

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      09-06-2010 09:07 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by steve05ram360 View Post
      what are you going to replace it with? I just picked up a F4H-T for my audi which was leaking coolant.
      http://frankenturbo.com/F4h-t.html if I could only find the time to get it in... everything except the turbo & ex-mani are already removed
      Gonna buy a used k03s and put it on, then the wife wants to sell it because she can't stand the crayon smell either the undercoating or the adhesive gives off. It's a damn shame, new waterpump, timing belt, alternator....I've go a lot of time in this getting it in great shape.

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      07-21-2011 06:54 PM #14
      Do the coolant and oil lines use the same crush washers? I am only seeing ones for the oil line on German auto parts and want to get my order in today.
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    15. 07-21-2011 07:15 PM #15
      wow jbone, a&l performance in kendal? much <3 to alex and luis, great people and they were the first shop that I went to that introduced me to a greatly built engine with great fabrication. I had a tubular manifold fabricated by them, I later totalled my car and resold the manifold to them. I regret doing it to this day, because it was a beutiful manifold and great quality tig welded. I was sad to not be able to reach A&L and see alex at a club maybe about a year ago and a half ago atleast telling me he wasnt working with luis at the time. I knew them as the first shop in south florida to tune and provide unitronics 630cc mafless at the time around 2008 before I believe USP started also tuning unitronics. very upset to not see A&L around anymore. i remember the first time i jumped in the car a week before they let me take it home, I was floored in my seat and the the power was unbelievable. The night i took the car home to celebrate with a few 12 packs of henieken, association with the dub cartel, and taking my car for a dyno. Numbers were 340hp on stock tune 21 pounds, 420 hp on race gas! On stock head and intake manifold.

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