As most people know with modded cars something will go wrong or may require changing or tweaking at somepoint
Mine has been the bolts coming loose on the wastegate mainly on the exit side of things which was the better of the 2 but just blows when the wastegate opens sounding horrible,
So when I had a bit of time after work 1 day I decided to have a good inspection of the exhaust side of things as the car had developed a rattle defo something loose
on 1st glance I noticed that 1 of the bolts holding the heat sheld had came out, and with a big turbo in the way this was not easy to replace, but an hour later with a bolt tacked onto a small bit of welding rod I managed to get the bloody thing in and done up tight, rattle solve....No!!!! gggrrrrrrrrrrrr
so 1 friday afternoon at work the car was jacked up and some inspection done to find out all the bolts were missing from the exit pipe on the wastegate......thats whats making all the noise. A few weeks past as new gaskets were coming from japan and other parts where collected then the plan was 1 weekend fix it. Got all the parts together ready to do the job, then ...............cold and snow!!!! ggrrrrrrrrrrrr
so finaly last weekend I started the job of replacing the gaskets and bolts.
Jacked the car up an put on stands, removed braces, removed exhaust system (not easy on your own), downpipe removed so I could get to wastegate, tightened up all bolts I could get to and tapped hole out in back of turbo and wastegate to make sure bolts went in fully, fitted new gasket and part of the wastegate exhaust piping, modified wastegate exit pipe so it had a flexible exhaust fitting to help remove any stress as the was a slight misalignment ( required several tweakes and test fitting before I was 100% happy ) tack weld in place remove downpipe and fully weld.
heres some pics
I haven't quite got the car back together yet, I plan on fitting a big 3inch flexi into the main system to help as well this week if the part turn up at work in time.
Also a bit of engine rebuild porn,
I've uploaded a load of pics so if you wanna have a look click the link http://img59.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=post601201704056.jpg
there not in any order sorry