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    fitting vxr turbo?

    I am going to be changing my turbo for a vxr one next week and just looking for some advice on it.

    1. Is it easier to remove the bumper etc or to do it as it is?

    2. What is the fitting like in general? i.e has anyone had any problems with manifold bolts snapping or been siezed?

    3. Is there any problems moving the colant pipe as they are in different places?

    cheers kev

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    no need to remove the bumper, just put the car up on axle stands so you can get under it when you need too.

    fitting mine was ok, its blood tight getting past the aircon pipes but after a stiff yank it came out (and a stiff shove to get the new one on!)

    the coolant pipe on my vxr turbo was the hardest nut on the whole job to remove, nearly snapped a socket wrech undoing it (had to get a pipe over an allen key to turn it..and use ever ounce of strength i had!! i think i may have even bashed it with a hammer at some point lol), but its easy to swap once you get the bolts free ..


    took me the better part of a saturday to do the whole swap..hardest part? tightening 2 of the manifold nuts under the manifold..no torque wrench on the plant could possibly fit! i had to go by feel. i have 4 socket sets, and 2 torque wrenches, and i had to use combinations of everything to tighten up the manifold nuts!!
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    well i have plenty of time to do mine, well sounds like shouldnt be a bad job to do.

    Well if a part from the new turbo is the hardest to remove then i will be doing it before i put it on!

    thanks for the advice

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