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Old 08-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Ok here is a pic, I was filling the transmission oil and found a loose nut on the turbo. No problem I said, i try to tighten it and the nut/stud are spinning. I haven't tried to back it out yet but was looking for some opinions.

These studs. I assume they are threaded in, so this means the stud/hole is stripped out right? What are my options for repair? Can you get a heli-coil(sp?) for something that small? Would I want to drill the hole out and use a regular nut/bolt? *sigh* the guy that had the car put a TBE on it then returned it to stock before selling it, I assume this is the result of that. Thoughts? Thanks in advance

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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if you can get it out I would just put a nut and bolt.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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I stripped studs and a shop put in new ones for me. I don't know how they did it. But if it's just that one then you could probably get away fine with pulling it out with pliers and putting in a small nut and bolt- and not even drilled out the threading of the hole.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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Ya just putting a slightly smaller bolt and nut combo was one idea I had. Thanks for the replies fellas.

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Old 08-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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I bet the turbo housing is fine. Its probably just the part of the stud that is underneath the nut that is stripped. I had the EXACT same thing happen because of a bad weld right near that nut. I had to cut the nut off!
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:29 PM   #6
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^ I didn't think about that. Figure'd it would bugger up the threads on the housing, but it's prolly alright. Gonna try to pull the stud out and just replace it with a new stock one. Thanks for the replies

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Old 08-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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I bet the turbo housing is fine. Its probably just the part of the stud that is underneath the nut that is stripped. I had the EXACT same thing happen because of a bad weld right near that nut. I had to cut the nut off!
My bolt and nut on the top of the turbo closest to the D/S was stripped from the factory! The nut just spun on the bolt and was very hard to turn (breaker bar with cheater bar on each side and 2 big guys pulling on it...)
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If you could get a screw driver behind the washer and put a little pressure outward while turning the nut, that might help it come out. I heli coil would be better than a small bolt if you can do that.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:39 PM   #9
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Well I pulled the stud out. Tried to put a new one in and that stripped as well, so something must have been cross threaded or buggered up in the hole/turbo side threads.

I found a allen head bolt that fit through the hole just fine and put a nut/lock/flat washer on the DP side. Had to grind down the head on the bolt a bit to get it to sit flat, but seems to be a bit quieter and works fine as of now. Thanks for the replies and advice everyone!

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