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Old 04-17-2011, 01:21 PM
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doing an 03 turbo today...

so im eating my lunch and posting this while my truck sits in 100 friggin pieces trying to get my friggin turbo off, i have an 06, and im putting an 03 turbo on, talk about what a massive pain in the *** this is! first i start pulling the intercooler pipe off, came off really easy and spills oil all over my drive way, okay now im ready to slap someone, then i start pulling off intake parts, wouldnt ya just know it i broke the tube that bolts to the turbo. sob now im getting pissed. then im get the down pipe loose and the clamp for the up pipe loose but will the up pipe budge even a little bit hell no why would something like that work out for me??? grrr i want to take a torch and cut this sob out okay rant over i feel better now. any advice on how to get this damn thing out plz reply
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:56 AM
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Have a brewski or two, twist up one of those left handed cigarettes, and take your time. Those V-band clamps can be a bear to get off if they've never been off before. You definitely need patience when working on these.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:06 AM
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+1 on what PGreenSVT has to say ....
I followed his and others advise on here when I did my Mods.. it can be a pain but don't get too flustered where you start to break things . I did my '03 swap in about an hour or so ...maybe I just got lucky ?
Patience Grasshopper !!
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:17 AM
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This stuff will be your best friend for those clamps, spray it and give it about 10 minutes, mine actually popped off by themselves

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This stuff will be your best friend for those clamps, spray it and give it about 10 minutes, mine actually popped off by themselves

I was just about to post that... I sprayed mine after loosening them and about 30 seconds later I heard them go pop...
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:15 AM
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If its just the clamp, loosen it up to where you can get the "T" bolt out of the way.
Get a screwdriver and place it where the two ends of the clamp comes together and give it a tap with a hammer. It'll pop right open.
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