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Offline Max

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"Clocking" K03?
« on: October 12, 2008, 08:38:07 pm »
Hi chaps.

I'm getting round to fitting my replacement K03 but how do I clock the turbo round so its in a suitable position to use on a G40 (outlet facing down and swapping the actuator over to the other side)

I have undone the bastard 10mm bolts, used a 3/8 spanner instead, worked a treat.

But I cant seem to get the turbo to spin round, is it a case of putting it in a vice and really going for it, or is there more that needs to be loosened?

Cheers

Offline Andy

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 12:08:10 pm »
Should just be the bolts, if it's secondhand like mine is then it'll take a fair bit of 'persuasion'!

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 05:53:51 pm »
Have risen this thread from the dead...!

I'm having trouble with the 6 10mm bolts that clamp down the two parts of the turbo. Access is tight on all the bolts - with either 10mm open ended spanner or ground-down ring spanner. I'm finding the open-ended (Halfords Advanced, decent quality) spanner is just opening the jaws and stripping the bolt heads. Unfortunately not all the bolts can be accessed with a ring. Have coated in in WD40 overnight (lost the PlusGaz  >:( ) but still no joy.

Once the bolts are loosened and the little brackets swung out of the way, is it possible to seperate the turbo easily and replace these 6 bolts?
I've a feeling most are going to get stripped on the way out.

If anyone has any tips please I'd love to hear them! Heat next? I'll try to source a 3/8" spanner too on Max's suggestion.

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 09:58:01 pm »
yeah easy to replace them once they are loose.  It's ages since I undid them but I have a feeling mole grips came into the equation.

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 10:14:24 pm »
4 of 6 done. May well have to be mole grips for the remaining 2...they look a bit 'cooked'. Thanks Hayesey

Offline Andy

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 10:50:57 pm »
I hacksawed mine off.

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Re: "Clocking" K03?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 09:36:35 pm »
Had to resort to the hacksaw also. Turbo all 'clocked' (using vice, blocks of wood and breaker bar) and ready to fit  :)