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Old 01-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Turbo Bolt Missing, where to source one?

Hi Guys, wondering if you can help source a turbo bolt for my greddy turbo kit? One of the 4 bolts that holds the turbo to the exhaust manifold is completely missing. The exhaust leak is horrendous. Any idea where I could find this specific bolt? I don't want to home depot it because of the extreme heat factor.
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On my Greddy kit, I replaced 100% of the fasteners that came with the kit right off the bat, using class 10.9 hardware purchased from my local ACE Hardware. I never once had a problem with a bolt stretching, breaking, etc. (This was a street car, not a track car.)

Just pop out one of the remaining three bolts and take it to ACE. Find one that's the same length and thread, in the class 10.9 section. (This is always in the pull-out drawers on the upper half of the shelf.) Buy four of them. Replace, using high-temp anti-sieze compound. Do NOT use stainless, class 8.8, etc. You want the good stuff.

You absolutely must go to ACE Hardware for this. Home Depot and Lowes do not have the proper selection.

(I am assuming you are located in the US, as you didn't specify. If not, you'll have to ask around locally to determine what stores sell this type of bolt.)
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Make sure it has the "10.9" raised letters on the head, in case some idjit mixed up the fasteners.
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IIRC, the stock greddy kit uses M8x1.25 bolts for both the turbo/manifold and turbo/downpipe connections.
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amazing, thank you guys!
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