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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I tried every tool in my arsenal. I contorted myself in every angle possible, managing only to reach the spring clamp. There's just not enough room down there to do anything. After nearly molting an entire layer of skin, bleeding all over my turbo, and generally turning a good evening to bad, I gave up. <p>Installing the new IPD TCV and swapping the yellow and blue lines took about half an hour, as advertised. I must have wasted an hour on the bloody (literally) red hose with no luck.<p>Any tips? Angle pliers, perhaps? Definitely time for a <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">. <p>Thanks, Trygve<br>
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (RainyS60R)

Did you try under the car?
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (Mika)

I did get under the car, but gave up on that method as well. I don't have ramps and could only jack the car up enough to get a trio of 2x8's under the left front tire. I have this silly fear of having my head crushed between the subframe and the concrete slab, so I didn't spend a lot of time down there. Looking at it, it didn't appear to yield any better access.<p>If I get some decent ramps, is coming from underneath the trick?<p>Thanks, Trygve<br>
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (Helmut Ranff)

Thanks all. When my hands heal, I may attempt this one more time.<p>Trygve<br>
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes under</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Helmut, why the restraint? I need something funnier than that... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Trygve<br>
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (RainyS60R)

if you can get a camera under there too, a pic would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Re: How does one replace the bloody "red" vacuum line at the turbo??? (BeerEngineer)

I thought about doing this while I reclocated the TCV, Aquamist during my Evolve AMS install.<p>Damn thoes hoses are buried.<p>I left them alone.
 

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search button I answered this question last week ...... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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we had my car up on a lift when i put in the TCV and still couldnt get at that F'n hose.....said screw it and just replaced the other two and left that one alone....pisses me off a lil still
 

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While changing the turbo, I had to install the hose and clamp before installing the turbo onto the manifold. I don't know how it could be done with the turbo in the car. Sorry...
 

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alright here we go agian ...... noobs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Remove Airbox <br>Remove Intake hose its attached to the turbo with a 7mm wormdrive clamp <p>Pull that out of the engine bay . <p>Now you want to get a <br><IMG SRC="http://www.toolking.com/images/Products/MediumW1045.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Off set needle nose pliers. <p>Use that to get to all the three clamps . <p>Put everything back together and your golden <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You cant get to it from bottom due to that fantastic angle gear :rollseyes:
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">alright here we go agian ...... noobs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Remove Airbox <br>Remove Intake hose its attached to the turbo with a 7mm wormdrive clamp <p>Pull that out of the engine bay . <p>Now you want to get a <br><IMG SRC="http://www.toolking.com/images/Products/MediumW1045.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Off set needle nose pliers. <p>Use that to get to all the three clamps . <p>Put everything back together and your golden <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You cant get to it from bottom due to that fantastic angle gear :rollseyes: </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow. Maybe I won't attempt that again. I went so far as to remove the airbox to the junction with the hose clamp. It's probably not worth it. I'm quite pleased witht he performance after the swap. Next weekend, I'll be adjusting the set screw on the turbo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>~ Trygve<br>
 

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Its alot easier then it seems <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>but that offset needle nose is probally one of the most usefull tools I have ever had
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">alright here we go agian ...... noobs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Remove Airbox <br>Remove Intake hose its attached to the turbo with a 7mm wormdrive clamp <p>Pull that out of the engine bay . <p>Now you want to get a <br><IMG SRC="http://www.toolking.com/images/Products/MediumW1045.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Off set needle nose pliers. <p>Use that to get to all the three clamps . <p>Put everything back together and your golden <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You cant get to it from bottom due to that fantastic angle gear :rollseyes: </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I see about 800 different lengths for those pliers. What length has worked best and do you have a good source? Thanks
 
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