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Break the up-pipe loose at the exhaust manifold, get the turbo mounted up, then tighten the up-pipe back up.Does anyone know any tricks to getting the turbo back in? I worked on it for hours yesterday and i could not get it back in lined up with the notches and pedestal holes to save my life, its like the up pipe is whats stropping me. Im getting off of work early today to go home and try again so i could really use some feedback quick
This! Loosening both sides will probably be needed to make it nice and loose. It sucks trying to get in there if you have big hands, but it makes reinstallation so much easier. Once you have the turbo in the right position, install the turbo bolts but don't tighten them yet. You want wiggle room. Next, pull the up pipe collector onto the turbo and install the clamp. Make sure you're holding the collector onto the turbo when you tighten it....the clamp will not bring the pipe closer to the turbo as you tighten. It only holds it wherever you put it. Once you're happy with that, go ahead and tighten those turbo bolts, then the clamp, and then the up-pipe to manifold nuts.Break the up-pipe loose at the exhaust manifold, get the turbo mounted up, then tighten the up-pipe back up.