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So i started the first of my technical tests on my ST today. I've realised how much of a mission the ST is to work on. Firstly the exhaust needs cut of, then one of the totally inaccesable studs sheared even when we had the turbo heated cherry red with the burning gear. I've now spent 4 hours taking the turbo off which was another total nightmare of a job. The turbo now needs the stud drilled out by a machine shop with a dimond tipped drill. Not looking forward to putting building this back up, it's going to be a total mission.


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sadly very common mate, i know this is the thing everyone dreads when having to remove the downpipe bolts.

Changing the turbo is abit excessive but if its something your planning on doing soon anyway then why not eh


Good luck getting it sorted and hope it goes as smooth as possible, watch out for scraping your knuckles!


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Killer, i have done two of these now, both of them a bolt sheared.
They are made of chocolate but hard as hell to drill.
I drilled them both with the turbo still in place, used a drill bit i got off a guy that works offshore, eats though them like a knife through butter.
Still not an easy job.
 

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Shame you've had bolts snap even after heating them up


f you've now got the turbo off, it's worth while changing the standard downpipe bolts screwing into the turbo for 8mm studs then fix the downpipe on with nuts instead.

Gary at Wolf has modded a few like this and i should have done the same recently when I had the downpipe off


Also been told there is an automotive silver type metal grease (not copperslip) which does stand up to the temps generated and helps prevent seizing?
 

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QUOTE(Cubby_ST @ 14 Nov 2009, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>So i started the first of my technical tests on my ST today. I've realised how much of a mission the ST is to work on. Firstly the exhaust needs cut of, then one of the totally inaccesable studs sheared even when we had the turbo heated cherry red with the burning gear. I've now spent 4 hours taking the turbo off which was another total nightmare of a job. The turbo now needs the stud drilled out by a machine shop with a dimond tipped drill. Not looking forward to putting building this back up, it's going to be a total mission.


Cubby


Ring us on 0161 406 9797 if we can give any help or advice (free of course)

Might be able to give you some hints and tips
 
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