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  1. They are very tight and hard to get to. The one closest to firewall is possible to get to from under the turbo with a couple of extensions, I used a kincrome bolt remover and a piece of pipe, as normal sockets rounded off. They were so tight that I thought the studs snapped when they let go. Everyone said to leave the k frame off once removed it does bugger all and makes the turbo a bitch to get off.
  2. I hope mines ok...just fitted a 7 psi turbosmart. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  3. As the factory mesh screen is a pita to get to as its inside the oil pressure switch in the side of the block, it's common practice to remove it and go with an inline filter. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  4. Will I need to get another tune done if I upgrade the exhaust or intercooler?
  5. Fair enough. Looks like I'll have to bite the bullet and get a tune done.
  6. I rung L.K motors, $100 to check the afr's. If anything needs tweaking then a full tune will need to be done $850. Surely there's a cheaper way to change the afr's?
  7. Ok cheers for that. I'll give LK a go. I actually bought the car from Mackay a few months ago. It's a long way for a car let alone just for a tune. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  8. Will do in regards to the dyno. I think there's only 2 dynos in Cairns so not much choice. Yeah, where are all the Cairns boys? There's a few T's up here so they're hiding somewhere. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  9. Sweet, that'd be awesome. What's the alloy replacement worth? Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  10. I don't have any on my BA, except for 1 on the wastegate side due to loose hose on Turbosmart actuator. I've got a question regarding a flat spot. My 03 BA has a huge initial flat spot. Whenever I plant the foot, there's a 1.5 - 2 second delay before the desired effect. This occurs from a standing start as well as whilst in motion. I've changed the coil packs and spark plugs and installed a new actuator. I know I should get a tune, but $990 seems a bit steep to just check the air/fuel ratio. One other question, the solid pipe that runs from the turbo to the crossover seems about a cm too sh
  11. If they need a gasket why don't they fit one from the factory?
  12. I tried everywhere in Cairns. Boltmasters, NQ Fasteners, muffler centres, Bursons, Repco, Autobarn, engine rebuilders etc. The only place that had the same studs (offset thread) was Ford.... $10 bucks each.
  13. Ok then, I'd prefer to leave the thing off anyway. Cheers for all the advice. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  14. Really? It seems like a fairly solid brace. I managed to get the turbo off. Had to remove the four (3 in my case) turbo to manifold studs and slide out past the H brace. There is room under the turbo to get to the bottom bolt, but theres the engine mount bolt and heat shield in the way. At least it's finally off, hoping there's a bolt place open tomorrow to get new studs/nuts and I can start to rebuild. Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  15. I am trying to take the whole lot off as one piece. (from the Ford workshop manual) 10. Disconnect the exhaust catalyst pipe from the dump-pipe. 1. Replace if damaged.11. Disconnect the turbocharger from the H-Brace. 1. Remove and discard the two lower turbocharger nuts to disconnect the H-Brace. 12. Remove the remaining exhaust manifold retaining bolts from the engine. 13. Remove the exhaust manifold, turbocharger and dump-pipe as a complete assembly.
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