Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Things to Know - That I've learned the hard way......
disconnect the lead on the alternator and tape it up really good
also remember to tighten it or it will melt.
A ratcheting box end wrench 9mm & 10mm will save you hours, with:
intake snorkle ficm mount bolts (Silver) loosen FICM mount too 10mm
The 2 or worse 3 back one being the bad one turbo mounting bolts
(Don't put the back one in.) Both bolts are horizontal NOT the vertical pedestal bolts of same size going into the block.
Be careful disconnecting the VGT sensor wire, it's gotten hot and is brittle.
Loosen the Driver side Exhaust manifold to up pipe pipe 10mm & 12mm nuts top nut 10mm has to be held with wrench in akward position and it's close to the pipe so a box end won't work.
Tighten the 2 10mm oil tube bolts or you'll have a bunch of oil running out making you think you forgot to connect the Turbo Drain pipe, which if done properly is impossible to connect with the y-pipe firmly attached to the manifold.
Start both turbo mount bolts and wiggle the turbo while you start them or you'll never get them all the way in
Tie up the wiring loom to the wiper arm so it stays out of your way. Will most likely have to tie wrap this back since the plastic push fittings are a 1 time thing, two at best.
Plug the coolant line with a 12mm bolt it will leak uphill.
A short handle ratchet will help tightening the clamp bolts point the y-pipe to the drivers side and the down pipe to the passenger side.
Be especially sure the air intake is on the turbo flush and air cleaner and the hose clamps are Tight.
Be sure the CAC Boots are on tight -use hairspray or clean well with carb or brake cleaner or they will BLOW Off and you will loose the clamp and they are 14.00 at the stealership.
Lay a triple folded cardboard box on the engine to keep from scratching your belly, knees, arms and elbows.
Hope this helps, it would've saved me ALOT of time.
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