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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby alan e » Fri 30.09.2016, 18:31

Do you have air con fitted ?
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby Grampy » Fri 30.09.2016, 18:47

I do but it does not work
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby alan e » Fri 30.09.2016, 19:12

If your air conditioning doesn't work why not just remove the compressor to get to the dip stick fixing then it's easy, I don't refit it makes working on the engine a lot easier but you will need to get a belt for a non air con car also makes the car lighter.
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby Grampy » Fri 30.09.2016, 19:23

I may get around to fixing it at some point. The turbo has been taking all my time and effort. The compressor is at the back isn't it??
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby alan e » Fri 30.09.2016, 19:49

The compressor is in front of the dip stick fixing nut which is making it hard to get at, the only way i could tighten it was to remove the compressor.
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby Grampy » Fri 30.09.2016, 20:14

Ah right
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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby texas2201 » Wed 14.08.2019, 08:38

Grampy wrote:Seized alternator. Fixed with wd40 and a hammer

Started my car yesterday and there was a huge cloud of smoke and once it cleared I spotted the alternator belt was snapped. Ironic as I was getting it out of storage to fit a new alternator belt! How can I check if it is seized? and how did you find space to hit it with a hammer :-) I know this was years ago for you but hoping you can still help...
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby John_W » Wed 14.08.2019, 09:33

This happened to me about ten years ago when the car hadn’t been started for a month or two over winter.

From underneath, I think, I got a ring spanner on the pulley retaining nut on the end of the alternator shaft and could turn it (clockwise!). I felt that the shaft was not turning freely but it was turning. I dosed it with a lot of WD40 and kept turning until it moved freely, cleaned things up, fitted a new belt and the alternator still works 50,000 miles later (although I do make a point of running the engine up to temperature every fortnight during winter hibernation).

Let’s hope you’re as lucky!

John

PS: no hammers were involved in this exercise.
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby roy666 » Thu 21.04.2022, 15:43

Hi All... just about to send the turbo off for a refurb having pulled out the engine but I can't shift the wastegate manifold off the turbo. I've released the 3 studs (2 with nuts off and 1 stud sheared... 2 out of 3 not bad I suppose) but it still will not move. I've used loads of penetrant and heat (not a huge amount of heat..only got a small blow torch!)..what's the trick here please.. ta Mike.
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby RonR » Fri 22.04.2022, 11:26

Errr... There are 4 studs with nuts to undo, here's mine after separation:
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Good luck getting to the 4th one!
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby roy666 » Mon 25.04.2022, 08:53

Ron..thanks... 4th stud (doh!). I think I need a better workshop light for next time..cheers M
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby HJ2 » Mon 25.04.2022, 18:40

:lol:

True! M100’s and old lads do need a lot of light.
I just installed 20 professional LED tubes in my garage to try to keep up with aeging :roll:
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Re: Turbo drain pipe blocked?

Postby Simon_P » Tue 26.04.2022, 01:51

The nuts are designed not to come undone so the stud will either come out or shear.
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