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Old 08-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default my darn turbo fell off twice today!!!!

so i drove 3.5 hours to Englishtown NJ to attend East Coast Bash All Stars Drift Day, drove the first session, and right at the end of it i noticed that i was giving it more and more throttle to keep the drift but it wasnt ********. Thought that it was just getting a little heated and opened the hood etc. to check it over and found the turbo to basically sitting sideways on the manifold, the only thing that was holding it was the DP. anywhooz i went to lowes and got new bolts, lost my wallet, found it. ate lunch, installed the bolts. did another session.low and behold same thing. But the bolts barley stayed in the holes of the turbo. I have heard of this problem but had never had to deal with it my self. What different types of methods do you all use? the wire through bolts and or those crazy washers....?



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any pics of said turbo fallen off?
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no, i realized it fell off. found a bolt on the cross member, went to lowes, came back and by that time it had cooled off and i put the bolts in and i was off....
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autokonection hood with aero hood pins?
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lowes bolts are gonna keep falling out. get new studs and the magic nuts I love so much.
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autokonection hood with aero hood pins?
you know its sexyyyy







oh yeah and matt, i checked out atpturbo and my manifold uses standard thread pitch bolts.....eeeh.
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lowes bolts are gonna keep falling out. get new studs and the magic nuts I love so much.
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Only 1/2 dragon= no advice from me.
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go to ace and get real studs!
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:53 PM   #10
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you know, i have never had turbo hardware come lose, i just use regular lock washers
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I used studs from home depot. 2x4, pressure treated. Baller
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oh yeah and matt, i checked out atpturbo and my manifold uses standard thread pitch bolts.....eeeh.

as in non-metric? wat.
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my friends were filming the event and had press passes, they said you tore **** up, way to rep lol

btw how scary was it when the IS300 hit your door? they were there for that too lol
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Can't really give you a solution for studs coming out.. for nuts/washer issues get the airplane wire kit... works like a charm.
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I should have taken off work!! A friend of mine from work went and had a blast.
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safety wire through the nut and stud, and it will never move again
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I don't have an answer for you. I know Paul asked Bryce in an earlier post if he had a flex section. He said that may be why his turbo bolts sheared off. ( this may not corralate????)

Anyway, I would find a commercial bolt specialty shop. They have any grade stud and bolt available. They probably have some predrilled with holes for wiring.
They usually have a min $5-10 buy. But extra bolts and muts are always handy.
Usually everytown of 50,000 pop has one.
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as stated i have already looked at them

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Only 1/2 dragon= no advice from me.
yeah i know. but it didnt stop me!!!!

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you know, i have never had turbo hardware come lose, i just use regular lock washers
neither have i. until i upgraded.....

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as in non-metric? wat.
yup. wierd.

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my friends were filming the event and had press passes, they said you tore **** up, way to rep lol

btw how scary was it when the IS300 hit your door? they were there for that too lol
i did tear **** up, the course was so damn easy.... when he hit me it wasnt that scary, it happend so quick. this being the first event back for both of us was cool. but when we lined up next to each other I told him that he was going to lead us and instead of him spinning and me hitting him he blew his 3rd gear down the middle straightaway...

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Can't really give you a solution for studs coming out.. for nuts/washer issues get the airplane wire kit... works like a charm.
i'll most likely do that..

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I should have taken off work!! A friend of mine from work went and had a blast.
you missed out. big time.

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safety wire through the nut and stud, and it will never move again
will do

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ent=ECB037.flv

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ent=ECB048.flv

so crazy, i could watch them all day every day.
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Nice driving! So, is this the Turbonetics turbo? Have you gotten all those parts installed?
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So, is this the Turbonetics turbo?
yes.

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Have you gotten all those parts installed?
obviously.
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