Originally Posted by 2004ImpressYa
I've actually watched that video 3-4 times over. I was reading on several forums where half the stuff didnt need to get done. Maybe Im just being paranoid, lol. I want to save the money by doing it myself, but when unbolting important parts like exhaust manifolds and the turbo, according to aperson, it scares the crap out of me lol. I like to consider myself mechanically inclined and learn very fast. Just dont want a major leak or improper install to be my learning lesson.
For the turbo you'll have most of it apart already by the time you get the up-pipe unbolted all that's left is the pressure and drain for oil and coolant hoses. If you position it right everything but the bolt on oil will slip right together when you put the turbo back on. It's literally rubber hoses and spring clamps which aren't that big of a deal. I had the same reservation you did until I pulled it apart and saw what it was.
Also if you want to learn to wrench yourself remember that you're never going to learn if you don't try.