Single turbo install video

TWilly

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them trying to install the freeze plug cracked me up. not bad of a video. but I could of sworn that my VM kit says to install manifold with the subframe installed. but I could be wrong
 

chrisdfv

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I've heard that you need to have the subframe and motor mount bolted down before doing the manifold and turbo as well. I could be misinformed. Perhaps someone with more experience can chime in on the subject.

Also doesn't it seem like his turbo isn't clocked correctly? Doesn't the feed need to be closer to "12 o'clock"?
 

doublespaces

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So my first thought is, why not take the rear inlet out before installing anything? Seems like a lot of hardware was dangling around and probably made the install a bit more tedious. And I didn't watch it all the way through but, the waterpump and coolant tstat didn't get replaced? Not a huge deal if its been replaced already, but chances are it has some miles. Also taking a mallet to those fittings probably just increases the chance you'll damage them or the block IMO. They should press in by hand IIRC.

Also, screw the freeze plugs...Did not like that idea. I cut and welded an old oil line.
 

08_335i

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remove rear inlet before installing, remove everything stock twin turbo before installing. Sub frame and motor mount do NOT have to be in place when manifold is installed. As a matter a fact, manifold install is much easier with both removed.
 
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