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Old 01-24-2008, 04:16 PM
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Just ordered ATS housing

So are these things a pain is the A$$ to put in or not too bad?
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:43 PM
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Pretty easy. I can do one in about 30 minutes. So I would say allow yourself probably 2-3 hours to be safe if you never have done one. I have yanked my fair share of turbos and rebuilt turbos though. They aren't rocket science, very simple. Have your wobbler and 12 pt sockets ready. The rear bottom bolt is the roughest but once you do one, it's easy.

The biggest piece of advice I can give you is------- Are you ready? Tie a piece of dental floss or fishing line to the c-clip that holds the actuator arm on the wastegate. YOU WILL drop that thing more than the naughty words you have in you vocabulary. This way when you drop it, you just pull it right back up with the line. Clip off when done.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:40 AM
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Thanks, I will do that!!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:45 AM
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I can do one in about 30 minutes.
Where are you located and what do you charge?
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:04 AM
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Where are you located and what do you charge?

Wichita and I would be glad to assist/show anybody.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:12 AM
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You don't have to pull the turbo to put the ATS housing on if you don't want too Nevermind I read your post wrong! Looks like Fire 370 has you hooked up! They aren't difficult at all! Just in an awkward spot to work on.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:05 PM
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I'm torn between a wicked wheel and the housing. I know the housing is the fix the wheel is cheaper but which is the easier install?
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:07 PM
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Pretty much the same as you have to remove the compressor housing to get at the wheel anyway
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:15 PM
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I think that answers my question, save a few more $$$'s
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:16 PM
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As vitalidle said, but most of the time to change the wheel in the truck you have to unhook the down pipe to get to the exhaust wheel so you can keep the shaft from turning while you unscrew the compressor wheel. So a little more time involved BUT very doable and not too bad..

New compressor wheel = cheaper.... ATS = best fix for POS factory turbo...LOL
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