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Old 12-08-2012, 03:59 PM
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So I decided to start my turbo install this morning around 10 am. Got my tools all set, and got going. Pulled everything off to get to the turbo, no problem. I got this. Oil feed line, no problem. VGT sensor connector, piece of cake. UGH, the dreaded clamps on the pipes. Down pipe, loosen 'er up little pry, starts to move. Some choice words, little more prying..boom, done!. Okay, pedestal bolts, got the front 2 out, little search and found that last little sucker, outta there. Then the trouble, the clamp on the uppipe called a few people for some advice, called my sister to tell her to buy me an 11 mm ratcheting wrench and bring it to my house...she did. Okay, got the clamp loose, sucker don't want to budge. At this point my shoulder pretty much gave out. So cussing and ranting and raving I "quit". I went in the house to cool down and when I get back outside my girlfriend had come home from work, and with my sister there I find the 2 of them working on it they ended up getting the clamp off, we lifted the turbo out after a little work, and got the new one in. After a few tries and a couple phone calls IT LINED UP!!. Down pipe clamp, a little wrestling and it goes on. The up pipe clamp, we worked on it for nearly 2 hours, lost 2 bolts (used spares from my old turbo boot clamps) and at 4:30 I finally called it quits. Sun went down, it was getting cold and I was standing around while my sister and girlfriend worked on the truck. At the very least I owe them dinner.

So if you've read the tale of woe above, is there a trick to getting the up pipe clamp on?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 PM
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Hahaha John this next statement is really gonna piss you off. I did the same thing today, swapped the stocker out for a MTW tweaked Stage 1 and was done in 30 mins.
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Yeah loosen it up until it almost comes off, spray it with a little PB and then with the extension on the socket beat the piss out of the extension.
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As for tips. The easiest thing is to take the nut off of the clamp and split it. Then position the turbo where you need it and slide the clamp back on. Then position the nut and bolt on the clamp to be on the bottom and facing the front of the truck and put your 11mm socket on it with a 6" extension and hit it with a cordless impact or whatever you got. Just be carefule not to over tighten it as it will pull the bolt through the carrier.
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Leave it on the up pipe flange, sit turbo on pedestal and install up pipe clamp first. After up pipe clamp is on, THEN install the turbo mounting bolts. Doing it this way ensures that the up pipe and turbo mate correctly and you don't have leaks.
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If it makes u feel better I got whipped by my tow mirrors today and made them worse.

Tow mirrors 1, Wilson 0

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Haha this thread seems to be turning into a comical one.
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Your girlfriend worked on your truck without being asked?! Never let her go John!!! Lol does she have a sister????
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Hell yeah Shan knows how to take my turbo out and put it back in, really so does my oldest daughter.
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Originally Posted by Tuscany View Post
Hahaha John this next statement is really gonna piss you off. I did the same thing today, swapped the stocker out for a MTW tweaked Stage 1 and was done in 30 mins.
That is about how long it takes me. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
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