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.
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.