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    Z20LET Turbo Removal!!!

    Hi there,

    My original turbo has gone on my 2003 GSI. Im in the process of taking it off the car and have come unstuck getting two of the manifold bolts off. They are on the bottom row and are the two left most ones behind the turbo intake and the actuator. I cannot seem to get any of my tools onto the heads to remove them.

    My question is what have ppl used to remove them? I have bought a new seal kit for the turbo and will re-con it myself when i finally get it off the block.

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    used a socket on bendy small extension,just have to guide on with fingers

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    I'll have to try again tomorrow with a clear mind. I just couldn'y seem to get anything past the compressor housing or the actuator. Looking at some pictures just now it not the 2 left most ones, it is the 2nd and 3rd from the left.

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    yeah i did same,did easy 1s then did rest next day,but u get them,just seem hard actually wen u feed it on with fingers on lil short bendy extension it easy

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    I'm sure I used a 14mm spanner on some of them too, can't remember which though!

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    Flexible extention bar was the key. Got it off in 5 mins after borrowing one. Turbine blades very poorly . My cheap reseal and bearing fix may have to stretch to a turbine shaft aswell.

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    easiest way by far is to remove the front end (bumper, crash bar, rad, air con rad and fans) ok youll need to regass afterwards if u remove it completely like i did - but this way u can remove the turbo start to finish in 5mins like i did - actually think it took me less!!

    u could leave air con connected but just swing it out the way

    by far the easiest way


    EDIT: oops too late

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    Its easy to do with out taking anything off so in the time it took you take things off like bumper and air con geordie it could of been done just make sure you have correct tools to do it with. He is right though them 2 bolts are a pain in the japs!

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    I KNOW it can be done without all that effort - i was simply giving another option

    if u have to contend with a snapped stud halfway through removal then youd be best advised to do what i suggested anyway - but ah well forget it. ill keep my thoughts to myself

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