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Afternoon ladies and gents, 

 

Removing out a factory turbo on a FG Falcon, from what I've read and watched they remove the exhaust manifold with the turbo still attached, is this common practice? Are you unable to reach the exhaust housing bolts even from under car? 

 

Thanks. 

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Negative Ghost rider ...

 

Turbocharger can be removed on both B series and FG without having to remove the manifold. That said, you need to be pretty handy with the tools and isn’t a great beginning to intermediate task. There’s a reason most workshops charge very accordingly for this task ;) 

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yep, it's a PITA to get the bolts holding the turbo off the manifold and sometimes it's just easier to take the entire exhaust manifold off...

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Thanks for that, had a crack this afternoon. Couldn't get anything onto the nut behind the actuator. Started removing the manifold, two bolts underneath either side of the turbo need a spanner, others seem fine with a socket. Are they usually so tight and stiff though for a 10mm bolt? Worried about snapping one.. 

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yes, it's easy to round them, so be very careful with how you apply the force to move them.

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FG is easier to remove the turbo from the manifold vs the manifold complete

the 10mm manifold to head bolts are usually very tight and the only way is with a 10mm ratchet long spanner  and work from the dump pipe area in 

 

on the FG use a extension bar, uni, another bar and the 14mm socket and come from right under where the back of the alternator area is. Literally insert the extension arrangement from under the whole car.

 

I do this on the hoist and piss them in and out. If you’re limited on tooling start to remove the actuator and bracket and you’ll have enough room to remove the bolt from the top ;) 

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