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Old 08-16-2013, 03:06 PM
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i cut a gasket out of this grey rubber crap with a pen knife. street cleaning is in one hour. sheesh...

You definitely want a gasket on it. Make sure the material can handle the heat.

Is this gasket for the exhaust/turbine side?

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:36 PM
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.... street cleaning is in one hour. sheesh...
I once had AAA tow my wife's car directly on the other side of the street because street cleaning. She managed to take all the keys with her on a cross country business trip, so I was forced to use AAA to prevent her car from being impounded. The tow truck driver said that was the shortest tow trip he's ever made!

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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did it. sucks working under time pressure, but i didn't get a ticket even though i finished an hour into the forbidden period.

conclusions: panZZer, it will fit. anyone attempting this job should either have a new gasket on hand or make one in advance. also make sure you have several 1/2" wrenches, box and open end, of different lengths. i only had one short one and had to resort to using 13mm tools which kinda sucked. i used the soft-blow hammer quite a lot to line things up. mark which bolts are which because some are identical except for length. lastly, make sure the double o-ring adapter is already in the intake before mounting the turbo, or you will have to completely unbolt it again to make room.

this seemed like WAY more work than just bolting the replacement turbo on. if i had had a better idea of the steps required in advance, i could have done it a lot faster.

thanks for your help Diesel911, DeliveryValve, and eatont9999, which was invaluable!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:10 PM
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Damn, I b -Dm. You are the man! now we know its possible, have you driven it around yet?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:10 PM
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eatont9999, nah, it was on the intake side. i was surprised how well it worked to cut out my own using a CD as the template. not all that awful.

panZZer, yeah, i did. the wastegate action is set about 1/2 PSI lower from where the old one was. exhaust is still smoky, i hope because there is leftover oil in intake still getting burned. at least the new turbo is no longer spitting oil all over my strut tower. i haven't seen any signs of a problem yet, so thankfully, now i get to go back to all my other projects....

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