Originally posted by Russ Actually I used a couple of litres of neat detergent,
Neat and cheap!
OK, the main reason I'd prefer soapy water (apart from the safety issue later on) is that I *know* that Fairy won't attack anything.
But talking about <ahem> economies, did you know that some people try to burn water in there as well?
Yep, they inject water in their cylinders (apparently it's cheap up there in the Stirling reservoirs)
Will it be ok to use soapy water or petrol on the Dump Valve? (I'm guessing yes)
Thanks for the info.
One last thing. How do I get the Turbo Off? Is it part of the Manifold? If so, DOH!!! The cars from Scotland and that bloody cheap water up there has made the silly design nuts rust so i can't undo them.
I've got my SRI running again though. Much more reliable but not as much fun.
Yep, the turbo and manifold are all one part. You can seperate the turbo from the elbow, but in my opinion its easier to leave it on and unbolt it at the down pipe. To get it off you need to
Remove the fan to gain clearence to get the turbo out, and the hose from the top of the intercooler.
Undo the small coolant hose from the top of the radiator, to the turbo at the radiator end, you will need to block it off with something like a rubber bung or coolant will go everywhere
Undo the oil return hose, coolant hose (at the expansion tank), the 3 smaller pipes (not sure what they are called, as u have dump valve u may have just 2, or 2 and a blanking pipe) Mark them, and record where they come from. Then remove the large hose that connects to the bottom of the turbo, and the one that connects to the top from the air filter. Its a good idea to cover the intake so debris doesnt drop into the turbo as you undo variouse things.
Unscrw the oil inlet pipe. Its secured by a banjo type fitting, with 2 washers i believe. Again, record in what positon these sit, and be careful not to lose them.
Then remove the manifold bolts. If they are really rusty like you describe, soak them in plus gas - and i mean soak! Empty a can on them if you have to and leave them over night.
Unplug the oxygen sensor from under the bulkhead. Dont bother trying to unscrew it off the elbow. Its bound to be rusted in!
Unscrew the exhaust from the down pipe, makeing sure the springs and washers etc are kept safe. Again plus gas may be needed here, and stick something over the entrance to the exhaust to stop debris getting in. Think i used a desposable glove!
When all nuts are removed the turbo should come off fairly easy. If its stuck, Give it a gentle tap with a SOFT mallet to get it going, then lift the turbo through the top of the engine.
It may be a good idea to replace the manifold gasket while the turbo is off, and if you do be careful not to get debris into the outlets for the exhaust as u remove the old gasket
Then when the turbo is out of the car, it is much easier to remove all the variouse hoses that are connected to it. If you are sending it off, dont forget to remove the elbow!
Hope this helps, i dont think i have forgotten anything, but im sure someone will put me tight if i have!