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This is on a 2006 S60R. During a downpipe install the turbo bolts are being quite stubborn. Just wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how these things will come out a little easier. I've heard talk of using a blow torch to heat the exhaust housing. <p>thanks
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Stoobey)

Stoobey-<p>Start with soaking overnight with penetrating solvent<p><A HREF="http://www.pbblaster.com/store/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pbblaster.com/store..._ID=1</A><p>Then torch it if needed
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Helmut Ranff)

At the same time soak the O2 sensors on the OEM downpipe as well as they can also be tight and you do not want to damage them
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Helmut Ranff)

Turbo bolts were much worse than the O2 sensors. I was able to fit my impact wrench to a position to get them loose, but still not easy.
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Lake Powell)

Expensive, but worth the cost and bother..........<p><IMG SRC="http://www.pressureparts.com/mmDEV/Images/112305.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Stoobey)

Short of torching the bolts, what we've done a few times is drive the snot out of the car to get everything nice and hot, and then throw it straight onto the lift and go for it.<p>I'd be VERY wary of using any air tools to get the bolts off. The chances of shearing the bolt head off are way too high . . . and then you're talking about a BIG headache.
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... I'd be VERY wary of using any air tools to get the bolts off. The chances of shearing the bolt head off are way too high . . . and then you're talking about a BIG headache.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And big money! I broke one of mine off while trying to adjust my SvR downpipe because there was a leak. Oh and I was using an air ratchet!<p>The dealership had to take the Turbo off and send it to a specialist in order to remove it. They told me that they normally heat up the studs/nuts with a torch to remove them.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by wrxownr at 10:27 AM 8-8-2006</i>
 

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I think the trick is to heat them up w/ a torch then cool them off rapidly w/ a water spray bottle. I don't remember why this works but it works better than just torching...
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (wrxownr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrxownr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And big money! I broke one of mine off while trying to adjust my SvR downpipe because there was a leak. Oh and I was using an air ratchet!<p>The dealership had to take the Turbo off and send it to a specialist in order to remove it. They told me that they normally heat up the studs/nuts with a torch to remove them.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>So I found out today that I have a broken bolt from my dp install that was done months ago. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Only way to do this is to remove the turbo correct?<p>Secondly, I guess this would be a good time to upgrade the bolts. What should I use. <p>The other question I had was could I just run without the bolt. I mean I already have and have done one track event. I guess this could speed up the plans for larger turbo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Rangeball)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So I found out today that I have a broken bolt from my dp install that was done months ago. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Only way to do this is to remove the turbo correct?<p>Secondly, I guess this would be a good time to upgrade the bolts. What should I use. <p>The other question I had was could I just run without the bolt. I mean I already have and have done one track event. I guess this could speed up the plans for larger turbo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It all depends on where the bolt is broken. If it is just the hex head, you may be able to remove it once you remove the DP - the extra clearance may allow you to grab it (or tap it) & get it out.<p>Once out - replace with OEM bolts & anti-sieze<p>I guess you could run the car as is but I am sure you have a leak which could be dangerous (under the right circumstances) for you and the car. <p>Be safe - replace it.
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Stoobey)

On my '04 S60R I removed the stock DP and installed a TME DP in its place. I did this myself in my garage with just jack supports and safety blocks. Two of the nuts came off easily. The third (most difficult to get at) was more difficult but removed easily once I had a good handle on the nut. There's not much space in that area of turbo/DP flange and a good articulated socket wrench is required. It would also help if the car had been on a lift. The O2 sensor came off quite easily but care is needed here as well.<p>I've heard horror DIY stories on later model Rs and so for my '07 S60R I'm not taking any chances and will have IPD's Eli technician do the TME install for me. They are quoting 1 hr of labor at this time for the DP install. I've talked with Eli a few months back and he seemed quite confident he can remove the three nuts without difficulty. I guess we will see. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Good luck.
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (bschurr)

Don't know where it broke. The shop said they tried to get it out but couldn't get to it. Said the turbo would have to be removed to get it out. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 4:20 PM 5-10-2007</i>
 

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Re: Turbo bolts (Stoobey)

BEST WAY -- weld a large nut over the head of the existing bolt, then gently start using impact gun. All other methods failed for me (failed miserably). This method worked flawlessly.
 
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