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82 Turbo - access to NUTS on wastegate housing


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Where the wastegate casting bolts to the manifold with four bolts and locking tabs, I can’t for the life of me access the top right hand bolt (looking forwards from the back of the car)

I can’t see how any tool will fit and turn this bolt as access is so restricted. 

Am I missing something? I had a leak here but have had the manifold off and replaced the gaskets at the head and at the wastegate flange but bolting the latter to the manifold seems impossible. 

Any advice please

 

 

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I recall I have a 'special' socket for this very purpose where I ground away some of the extension bar and also removed the chamfer from the socket - so it can turn the bolt as soon as its partially in place.   Oxy Acetylene is invaluable in removing such bolts.     

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