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Use oxy acetylene to heat nuts. Then even the most stubborn nut or bolt will come apart in one piece.
Take the manifold to a turbo work shop as tricky to split turbo from manifold yourself.
Oil pipes probably need replacement or repair.
Meanwhile back at the ranch...
For the record - I'm with Tolson on the emulator. I just blanked off my exhaust supply to the valve years ago and have not had problems since. I just wanted the emulator to rule out a faulty EGR unit.
I think Smart142 is right and its the damned turbo. I redid the boost leak test and it sounds like the turbo is leaking. Probably the seals near the bearings. This is why I get some boost but as the pressure increases it bleeds off.
Mileage is 170k
How have others made out with the turbo swap? Do I get it done or give it a whack myself? I'm pretty well equipped but no torches.
With the bumper off it looks pretty straight ahead but I found a guy who quoted me 4 hrs. to do the job and it sounds tempting.
I've seen 2 ways to do this. One is to remove just the turbo unit and just swap out the core via the big C clip and the other is to take the whole exhaust manifold and replace the whole unit - manifold, WG and turbo.
I was going to do the "remove only the turbo" way.
What are the odds that I break any or all of the 3 bolts holding the turbo on the manifold?
This is my main concern and why I don't want to remove the exhaust manifold. I'm sure to break at least a few studs in the engine block and have to go fishing to get them out.
The muffler bolts are a given. They only break off. All the bolts have been soaking in penetrating fluid but still experience has taught me.
I have a supplier near me - Turboms.com - and they can provide a rebuilt turbo the next day. They can provide the core or the whole setup with the manifold.
Another member recommended them and they look legit.
Opinions are welcome. Any gotchas I should know about?
The oil lines look OK but should I replace them anyway while I'm at it?