Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by texanbrit » Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:41 pm

I thought I was all ready to go with putting the exhaust housing back in.
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However this is much more annoying than I imagined. Ignoring the cramped space and losing a nut behind the heat shield 3 times, the stud just wants to run through the turbo housing and refuses the locking nut. I double nutted the top of the stud and that seemed to do the trick, but I only got one done before the heat drove me out of the garage.
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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by MadFiat » Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:36 pm

Need an air conditioned garage!
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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by texanbrit » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:58 pm

It works pretty well really. I work in short chunks in the morning, and the heat seems to make me stop before I get frustrated and reach for the power tools.

I’’m currently at 2 1/2 studs done and think I’ll be finished with that part tomorrow!
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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by texanbrit » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:12 am

So I figured out the technique and got this done over the last couple of morning. The key is to tighten the top nut down hard, so it acts as double nut against the threads in the exhaust housing. Obvious really, not sure why I made it so difficult.
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Turbo housing is in. So next will replace the heatshield and put the turbo back together.
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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by texanbrit » Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:41 am

Had fun getting the turbo back together.

There is a tiny locating stud above the turbine, that has to line up (obviously). You have to get that in and hold the turbo together and with your other set of hands put the v-band clamp on.
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Locating stud
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Then I was having issues lining up the banjo bolt on the back, so it was suggested to unbolt the hard line from the coolant hard pipe. Easy peasy, well except that the T30 bolt was stripped.
Stripped bolt
Stripped bolt
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Using an Irwin bolt extractor got that out, and have loosely bolted the lines to the turbo.
Coolant bolt victory dance
Coolant bolt victory dance
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Now I need to find a replacement for that T30 bolt. It looks like it might be sold as part of the hard pipe (#18 on the diagram) which is annoying.
Turbo diagram
Turbo diagram
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Re: Isabella - The 6 Million Dollar possessed FIat

Post by MadFiat » Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:58 pm

That sucks that your bolt gave up. Can you find the same length/thread pitch at Ace?
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