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Old 04-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Ok, so I'm right I. The middle of the begi S4 install. I'm having an issue with the bolts that mount the turbo to the manifold. Here is what is going on, with the new S4 manifold design, you have to drop in the downpipe from the top, set the turbo in the estimated location, hook up all the lines, place the manifold on the motor and raise the turbo up onto the studs (pointing down). This is where I'm having issues. The nut is a 15mm head (0val threads), so I can only finger spin them on so far. I can't get a socket on them, I can't even find a wrench that will fit into the limited space between the curve on the turbo casing. I can access 3 of them limitedly if I had the right tool, but I can't even get to the forth (front left).

Anyone know of a tool that works in that limited space?

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Cut down/grind a 15mm wrench to fit. Do it to a disposable wrench. I've had to do this with 2 14mm wrenches on my FM log manifold. I've also cut an 8mm flare wrench in half to get at the slave cylinder bleeder better.
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That's what I was thinking too. I just found 2 extra wrenches that ill grind down and chop one short too. I'm still trying to figure out how to access that one bolt that I can't really get to. The issue is that I "may" be able to get a modified wrench on it, but I won't be able to turn it more that 4-5mm to tighten it.
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