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Old 01-09-2019, 12:29 PM
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You will get used to the access points. Once you do it can be whipped on and off quickly. I use a flexible ratcheting wrench (spanner to you fine gentlemen) on the nuts and a ratchet (or impact gun) on the bottom. Then a torque wrench for final torque.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:51 PM
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No worries, if the car is nice and high should be easier. if you are getting the turbo out, at the same time I had a look at my Manifold and inspected it, it was cracked and letting gasses past. Ended up getting a cast iron, which is as heavy as hell and cheap as chips (£68.00 with gaskets) I did notice the power was coming in sooner, about 1700RPM rather than about 2500RPM, with the cast iron one. Anyway thats off topic. Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
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No worries, if the car is nice and high should be easier. if you are getting the turbo out, at the same time I had a look at my Manifold and inspected it, it was cracked and letting gasses past. Ended up getting a cast iron, which is as heavy as hell and cheap as chips (£68.00 with gaskets) I did notice the power was coming in sooner, about 1700RPM rather than about 2500RPM, with the cast iron one. Anyway thats off topic. Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
Yes I was looking and with the turbo out it looks as though I have a cast log manifold so hopefully should be all good there. Even with the turbo out though its quite hard to see the manifold in any detail eh.
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What Lamby said

Also as a tip for others needing this plate out of the way for any work: remove three bolts and loosen the 4th. Then pivot the plate out of your way (strategically select bolt #4 for your needed clearance).

When finished, pivot plate back into position and reinstall all bolts or change them if you choose to follow the technical guidance (personally, I don't replace).

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What Lamby said

Also as a tip for others needing this plate out of the way for any work: remove three bolts and loosen the 4th. Then pivot the plate out of your way (strategically select bolt #4 for your needed clearance).

When finished, pivot plate back into position and reinstall all bolts or change them if you choose to follow the technical guidance (personally, I don't replace).

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Has anyone considered getting ARP bolts that match the thread pitch and length?

Those would be a one time purchase a reusable. The crank bolt is the same on my Mustang (although how often do you remove your crank, ha but I had to it 2-3 times already! lol) and I purchased ARP which can be torqued down 3-4 times before replacing it.
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Has anyone considered getting ARP bolts that match the thread pitch and length?

Those would be a one time purchase and reusable. The crank bolt is the same TTY on my Mustang (although how often do you remove your crank, ha but I had to it 2-3 times already! lol) and I purchased ARP which can be torqued down 3-4 times before replacing it.
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OK...I am not bgoing to ask if I should or shouldnt use these re-use these bolts but I do have a question relating to them.

How the heck do you get access to the nuts on the upper side when putting them back? I really struggled to get them out and at the weekend am planning to re-assemble the car after swapping the turbo and frankly am dreading getting access to all the nuts, a couple are accessable via the wheel arch but not all.
Don't know year and model so not sure I can help but I have never had fun removing or installing the bolts. I recommend to expect it to frustrating and result in a few cuts on your hands and if you don't be happy.
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Don't know year and model so not sure I can help but I have never had fun removing or installing the bolts. I recommend to expect it to frustrating and result in a few cuts on your hands and if you don't be happy.
Thanks. It's a 2003 M57 3litre diesel. Looking at various sites I would say the plate fixings are the same between models. Hoping for not too many injuries, always seem to be turning up for work on a Monday with cuts and bruises from cars, takes me the whole working week to get over them ready for the next round the following weekend.
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I noticed that if I get on it with my impact, that I donít need to really hold the nuts with anything. 7/10 times once it breaks loose, the impact get it out faster than the nut unsticks from frame.
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