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turbo troubles

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by tonyls, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. tonyls

    tonyls Member

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    ok keep in mind ive never worked with a turbo car before. ok went to mount up my turbo last night and one way the compressor side dumps into the radiator and the other way right into the block. would it fuck anything up if i took out the bolts and turned it to fit or am i just fucked?
     
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    [Freemantle] Senior Member

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    I'm assuming you are talking about the coolant lines coming from the catridge section of your turbo to your radiator and block. You don't "need" these in the sense that you don't need a strut tower brace. However, it is a nice thing to have around.
     
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    coolant? i was talking about the side of the turbo that put the air to the intercooler
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    yes you can turn them to fit the way you want
     
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    Its called clocking the turbo I do believe. And yes you can.
     
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    silver Senior Member

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    Right, look for bolts on the turbine side to do this.
     
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    does any one have good torque specs for these bolts?
     
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    hotrex Senior Member

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    yeah tighten them with a wrench until they stop spinning, then they are tqed to spec.
     
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    Then if you notice an exhaust leak, tighten them some more.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I never torqued mine. Clocked it, then just tightened it up with a regular wrench.

    If you're new to this, make sure the oil feed/drain fittings are facing up and down, if not...you WILL have an oil flow problem. It's a lot harder to break the exhuast side's bolts then the compressor side, but you'll need to get them off to clock the center cartridge, there is no feasible way around it..
     
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