I can’t wait to see the how to finished and at the end of the day you did it and the main dealers didn’t cop all you hard earned cash on stupid labour charge rates. many myself included gave in and paid for the job although i did give it a good go to be fair and once I spoke to my friendly mechanic and found out its impossible without removal of the subframe I realized I would have never have got it done. But know better now and now its time to change the turbo I’m more confident and reading your posts has been both reassuring and informative thanksYeah, this virus pandemic is a right blight. I'm steering well clear of people and my elderly relatives, they're all I care about. Personally I couldn't care if I caught it, it's just I know if I pass it to my elderly father with a serious heart condition or my grandmother it's a death sentence.
This quarantine could last another 12-13 months, due to vaccines needing testing. And the virus could mutate and need a new vaccine, another 18 months wait. I won't even start about the morons clearing the supermarkets out.
In all I've probably spent about five days so far working on the car. And I've had to change other stuff on the car and mess around removing and redoing stuff. I spent time trying to force the manifold heat shield fit, then realised it needed modifying, and couldn't find anywhere on the internet to even mention the need to do it.
Clear weather with an extra pair of hands and all the gaskets and seals, with no other complications (I found parts needing changing such as struts.) I could probably do it in three days with ease. I messed around for probably two days seeing if I could do it without dropping the subframe. Then rained off etc, nothing worse than working in the rain under a car and having the rain drip down the engine bay into your face. I actually have a chill or cold from being in the rain the other day.
But mine was important, due to blown turbo. I've also figured out mine is remapped, so a remap + split manifold probably blew the turbo. The split manifold makes the turbo work harder, apparently.
Be interesting to see how it comes on boost now. It was hit and miss most times, it'd feel really quick then hit the power a different time in about 3rd or 4th and it'd feel gutless like it had no turbo.
Once my car is done I'm in isolation as much as I can, so will have plenty of time to do my how to, which will be picture heavy and show you how to modify your heat shields.