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I fixed my leak in the elbow on the passenger side (thanks Tech), and started replacing all the others. They were so bad they were powdering in my hands. I got them all but the two that go down to the turbo. How the hell do you get to them, and how did they EVER get the fasteners on them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.<br> <br>
 

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Re: Swapping Out Vac Lines. How The Hell Do You Get To The Two That Go Down By The Turbo? (yellow95)

if you can't get in there without removing the intake pipe (you should, if you are skinny enough), then take the intake pipe off and you should have realtively easy access to the turbo (from the battery side)...the first time I did it, my hands got CHEWED UP...wear some gloves if you don't want your hands eaten by the metal
 

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Re: Swapping Out Vac Lines. How The Hell Do You Get To The Two That Go Down By The Turbo? (yellow95)

I usually leave them and run a whole new set of lines. Some new vacumn tubing and the fittings. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I did my vac lines from the turbo a couple of weekends ago. The one on the top looked easier but took several hours. I ended up pulling on and the old one broke off right at the clamp....a pair of needle nose (long) pliars and slumped over the front of the engine with a flashlight strategically placed (even though I was outside on a sunny day) helped a lot. Pushing the new hose on was also a chore. Ended up using a pair of chop sticks, grabbing the end of the hose with a clamp up a ways. Once it was pushed on, the same needle nose helped me squeeze the clamp down on to the end. The one under the turbo wasn't so hard from under the car. Still cramped. Used my right arm, twisted under to get the hose on. Getting the hose off was a bit of a chore too. Patients, and frequent breaks when it got frustrating seemed to help.
 
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