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    Quote Originally Posted by orng1 View Post
    I found it easier to just remove the turbo/manifold as an assembly.
    I am just curious as to how the WGA is actually connected onto the turbo. A few bolts I'm assuming?

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    Yeah its just two small nuts and the clip holding it on. I did it without taking the turbo off the car but it was a pain to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mebarsh View Post
    Yeah its just two small nuts and the clip holding it on. I did it without taking the turbo off the car but it was a pain to do.
    There's no way I'd try it with the turbo on the car... I had to take mine off to put a new gasket on Monday and I had it off and back on in an hour, so I don't see why you wouldn't just take it off.
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    Didn't wana deal with coolant. I hate coolant with a passion. I would say it took me about an hour to replace it with it still on the car. All I did was unbolt the manifold from the block and pull it out a little so I had enough space to work back there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mebarsh View Post
    Didn't wana deal with coolant. I hate coolant with a passion. I would say it took me about an hour to replace it with it still on the car. All I did was unbolt the manifold from the block and pull it out a little so I had enough space to work back there.
    Coolant from where? Lol I am still in the process of learning all this stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwlknsn91 View Post
    Coolant from where? Lol I am still in the process of learning all this stuff!
    The turbo is oil and water cooled. The steel tubes coming from the turbo are the coolant lines and the braided one is the oil line.
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    Ah! So if I were to remove the turbo, what would I have to do about the coolant? Also, if the WGA is connected to the turbo would it come out attached when I remove it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwlknsn91 View Post
    Ah! So if I were to remove the turbo, what would I have to do about the coolant? Also, if the WGA is connected to the turbo would it come out attached when I remove it?
    Drain it... Yes.
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    There's a drain plug on the bottom of your radiator. Your still gona have some coolant come out when you take it apart tho.
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    Awesome! Thanks guys, I appreciate all the help! But just to double check, when I remove the turbo, the WGA will come out with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwlknsn91 View Post
    Awesome! Thanks guys, I appreciate all the help! But just to double check, when I remove the turbo, the WGA will come out with it?
    Yes. It has two 10mm nuts and a retaining clip at the wastegate itself.
    To remove the manifold you're going to need...
    10mm socket/box end- (manifold heatshield/wastegate actuator/condensor fan assembly)
    12mm socket (manifold studs/nuts)
    12mm box end (manifold studs/nuts)
    6mm allen (coolant/oil lines clamp)
    14mm socket (j-pipe to s-pipe nuts)
    6" extension
    pliers (clamps for hoses assuming they're the factory clamps)
    PB Blaster (or other penetrating oil)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preferio View Post
    Yes. It has two 10mm nuts and a retaining clip at the wastegate itself.
    To remove the manifold you're going to need...
    10mm socket/box end- (manifold heatshield/wastegate actuator/condensor fan assembly)
    12mm socket (manifold studs/nuts)
    12mm box end (manifold studs/nuts)
    6mm allen (coolant/oil lines clamp)
    14mm socket (j-pipe to s-pipe nuts)
    6" extension
    pliers (clamps for hoses assuming they're the factory clamps)
    PB Blaster (or other penetrating oil)
    Wow, this seems a lot more complicated then I expected! Especially since I am unexperienced with this kinda stuff! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwlknsn91 View Post
    Wow, this seems a lot more complicated then I expected! Especially since I am unexperienced with this kinda stuff! Lol
    It's really easy actually. I'm just giving you the list so you know exactly what you need. I've had the manifold off a dozen times and the engine out almost as many on these cars and like I said, I can remove it and reinstall it in an hour. Even being unexperienced, I would imagine this wouldn't take more than two hours. The tools I lised come in even the most basic tool sets.
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    click --> http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...tegate+install

    everyone uses different methods. This might give you a little bit of a visual aid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiced MSP View Post
    click --> http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...tegate+install

    everyone uses different methods. This might give you a little bit of a visual aid.
    I'm glad you posted that for him, because I forgot about the EGR pipe. 1 1/16" for it.
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