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Old 12-28-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default quick question, do you really need to drain the coolant when intall turbo?

im in the middle of the install, seems like a hassel to drain the coolant.

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Old 12-28-2005, 04:04 PM   #2
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Use a bucket and drain enough coolant to remove the lines without any hassle.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:04 PM   #3
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I would... I did my turbo and tranny at 30k... So i did the whole 30k work, oil, coolant, new clutch

it just came out better and cleaner that way
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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coo...thanks!
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:11 PM   #5
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don't forget to burp!
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:43 PM   #6
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I just plugged the coolant line once I disconnected it. I only had to add a little, and burp.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:50 PM   #7
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NO you don't. I just clamped off the coolant lines, and remove the oil lines last. The oil lines will leak a little, but not much. You will also loose a little coolant from the turbo.

Just top off both fluids when finished with project and you should be cool.

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Old 12-28-2005, 10:13 PM   #8
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I didn't drain anything. Just clamped em off as soon as I unhooked em. I've swapped turbos 3 or 4 times and never drained anything.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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....i found some small, black, rubber, plugs at ACE that fit the lines perfectly....plug 'em as soon as ya pull 'em and ya might loose a few ounces.....mostly out of the turbo itself.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:20 AM   #10
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I have never drained the coolant at all when doing a turbo swap. Hell I barely spill any. I dont even usually have to top it off. But I have teh secret weapons against coolant loss (line clamp pliers)
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