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Old 04-17-2004, 02:38 AM   #1
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I am not asking for any general installation steps here so don't worry.

I've put the dp on but I am having problem with this nut that suppose to go under the dp (bolt on turbo). The helix bellmouth is too big and I couldn't fit nut on that stud, even if I did there is no room to fit any type of tools to tighten it. As of now I only botled the top two and the two on each side and I don't think it's leaking.

anyways, i've heard everyone saying helix has perfect fitment I am just wondering how did you guys get that bottom nut on there. Am I suppose to put that one on first?

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btw, i have the v2 dp.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:49 AM   #2
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I used the open end of a combo wrench to tighten it...as you said a socket wouldn't fit up there.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:52 AM   #3
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the thing is I can't even get the original nut to fit on the thread. There is absolutly no room to fit in any kind of tools there. In what order did you guys put those nuts on?
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:54 AM   #4
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Have you tightened any yet ? I start all of them first beginning with the two on the bottom and position the pipe so it lines up and them start tightening.
Not sure if this will help but it is how I have done many.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:54 AM   #5
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You can't get the nut on the stud back there?
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:57 AM   #6
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You can't get the nut on the stud back there?
yes, that's exactly the problem. So far I've been running with only 4 out of 5 nuts on. It's not leaking though. But I'd still like to put all the nuts on. As you know those nuts are the flanged type and that "flange" is getting in the way.

Oh btw when i tried to put that last nut on i've already tighten the other 4. Do you think loosen those nuts would help ?
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:02 AM   #7
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Odd. I had no problems getting my nuts and bolts back together. You could try to loosen it all and see if that helps.

Worse case, you may have to hit up a hardware store or home improvment place like Home Depot or Lowes for that nut w/o that flage part on it.
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:07 AM   #8
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yea i've found some same size nuts without flange, however, to be 14mm in head size it's just as big as those flanged ones. Next time I'll try to loose the other bolts and give it another shot.
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #9
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Of course, try to avoid one problem for another!

You'll have to try a few things to get it to fit it seems...
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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I had the same problem.... thought it was the thermal wrap, I wrapped it all the way to the flange. I went to Ace hardware and found a stainless nut that was the same socket , pitch, and thread size + washer. It has now been on the car for 3k miles, checked it at 1500 miles everything seems to be o.k.
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Dont wanna hijack your thread, but what what size nut is that? I mean if I go to the hard ware store what would I tell them I need?
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:46 AM   #12
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take some pictures of the nut and the turbo/dp flanges. It is really hard to give an accurate solution when we dont really know whats going on.

There shouldnt be any reason why one of the nuts wont go on. My only guess is you are using some random nut.

Just like when you change a tire. Put all the bolts on before you torque any of them down. You should be able to reach all five bolts/nuts with relative ease. Facing the car, the top 2 and the one on the left can be easily reached from the top. The other t2 can be easily reached from the bottom.

do yourself a favor and buy a set of wratcheting wrenches. They are God's gift to the grease monkey.
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:09 AM   #13
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I had this same problem. Loosen all the other bolts up nice and loose and push up on the dp. it will give you some more clearance to get access to that bolt. You're not going to get it with a socket, I wound up having to use an open ended wrench.
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