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still fighting to get the turbo off
Wasted like half the day on this already.
I have a Ford shop manual on CD, and a Chilton shop manual. Each is telling me something else.
Shop manual says loosen the Marmon clamp and disconnect the exhaust outlet. That's done. Then down the line it says loosen the Marmon clamp. But doesn't say to what, but I'm guessing that other clamp in the back connects the up-pipes. I got that one loose too, manual says they can't be removed with the turbocharger installed. Then it says remove the turbo charger.
In the Chilton manual, it says to disconnect the exhaust pipe at the catalytic converter. That's the one giving me the most trouble. The bolt's all rusted, I can't get a good bite on it with a wrench or anything. Tried vice grips but they keep slipping off when I try and tighten them. I can lift the turbo up off the pedestal about an inch, and it will slide up off the exhaust pipe. I'm guessing the exhaust pipe has a flanged end I need to get that brace off.
I'm about ready to take a sawzall to it. Fought with that bolt long enough. Will the engine come out with the turbo attached? I've got the bumper off and when we're ready to pull the engine we can take the hood off.