Well guys I decided to get started on pulling out my 15* HPOP so I could send that and my 17* HPOP in that I bought to be modded. I also got my modded IDM back and put that in today
and pulled my chip out to get reburnt
***EDIT: Got the pump out now, finally got the bolt loose, pics are on page 4
Anyways, I did not get all the way done today, I am litterally two steps away but I cannot seem to get the 18mm bolt loose that holds the HPOP gear on, if anyone has any tips I would appreciate it.
So here are the pics of the removal so far.
Just getting started
Next up I removed the fuel filter and drained the housing using the yellow lever you can see
next up I pulled the intercooler pipes of an all the boots, if you dont have an intercooler just pull off teh y pipe
When I pulled the pipe off the turbo I noticed that the o-ring was broken so Ill be getting a new one now
Next using a 5/16" ratchet I undid the two bolts mounting the glow plug relay and pushed the relay off to the side
After that I unplugged the sensor on the passenger side of the fuel bowl as seen here
Then it was time to loosen the clamp holding the fuel bowl drain hose to the fuel bowl using a 1/4" ratchet. Then you can leave it on the bowl and it will wriggle off when you pull the fuel bowl out
Next their is a heat shield covering the fuel lines, just pull that off
This will expose the three fuel lines
Using a 1/4" socket loosen the clamps holding the fuel line on, only do this on the passenger side top line and the line down below the other two
Their are two fuel lines on teh front of the FPR
Use a 9/16" wrench and remove both of them
There are two 13mm on each side of the rear of the fuel bowl, remove both of those and the fuel bowl will be loose, there is also another fuel line on the driver side of the bowl, loosen the clamps on that as well.
Once you undo the bolts start to wriggle the bowl off and the fuel lines will slide off, do not pull it out all the way though as there is still a sensor connected, once you work it out a little you will be able to see the sensor and then you can pull it off as seen in the center of this picture
Then go ahead and pull the fuel bowl out
Here it is with the fuel bowl removed
At this point it would be a good idea to replace all the fuel lines that you loosened up becuase the old ones may be brittle, I know mine were. the two lines on the back of the bowl are 5/16" and the one on the drivers side is 3/8"
and some nice new fuel line installed
and the old brittle fuel line
I had cut some of the old line to make it easier to pull the bowl off so here it is with all the old line off
Next up I chose to pull the HPOP reservoir off so it would be easier to get to the HPOP gear, first off pull the cap off the reservoir and drain teh oil out, I used my own homeade pump
Then undo teh two 13mm nuts holding on the bracket on top of the reservoir
Next pull the plug off the sensor on top of the reservoir
You will also need to pull these two plugs off the AC compressor
Before pulling off the bracket there is still a sensor connected to a line, use a 5/8" wrench to undo that and then pull off the bracket
Also undo this sensor on the back of the reservoir
Then there are 5 bolts holding on the reservoir two are 13mm and three are 10mm, undo these evenly so you dont stress a bolt and then pull them out, then pull up on the resevoir and it will come out
And the reservoir removed revealing the HPOP gear
Next undo these two oil lines to the HPOP using a 11/16" wrench
There is a plate that is RTV'd on directly in front of the bolt holding the HPOP gear in, undo that plate held in by two 8mm bolts
And this is where I stopped for today, more to come!