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skinning my knuckles replacing the stud and nut on the exhaust /turbo flange
Which one ?
The worst one of course... at the back ..accessible only from below ..with no space to get a ring spanner /socket /open spanner ... in to it
ended up "downsizing" one of my old spanners to fit and eventually got it tightened up...
of course the stud was too long and it took over an hour just to tighten one nut up...

John at WMSS did say it was going to be high maintenance
 

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That would be the one I spent 3 hrs undoing, buying tools etc for and 1 hour fitting a new nut to last september when fitting the JT downpipe.

Time to do the nut 4 hrs, time for all the rest of the exhaust, 1 hr.

Andrew
 

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scareo...thats the one ....
nice isn't it ...

the spanner has to be max an inch and a half long
and then there is not enough leverage to move the dam thing
used a couple of 3/8 inch extensions to move it and the lump hammer to tighten it

One of the nicer jobs...
 

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Maybe a silly question but why not just drop the downpipe unbolt the water/oil fittings to the turbo and drop the manifold/turbo off the car. Easy to get to the flange studs/nuts then. I always do that when I'm doing a head gasket.
 
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