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I will be replacing my dead turbo, along with the timing belt either this weekend or next. Car is a 98(AEB). For those who have done either of these themselves, I am looking for any suggestions, possible problems, and hints.

I purchased the full ECS timing belt kit along with the underdrive pulley. For those who have done this, about how long should I expect to do the job? And are there any things I should pay close attention to?

I got a new turbo, oil supply line, and all the gaskets (Turbo Oil Line Gasket-Lower, Turbo Oil Line Gasket-Upper, Exhaust Gasket man/turbo, and Exhaust gasket turbo/cat), along with 3 new bolts for mounting the turbo to the manifold. Is there anything else I need for doing the job? Any hints/suggestions would be appreciated.

I have searched and found most of the installation procedures on here and elsewhere. I just want some feedback from those who have done it, so that I can plan for any possible setbacks.

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The actual process is not very difficult, I also put in a new snub mount and a few other items and it took me a good few hours, but I was cautious.

I myself replaced my dead K03 with a new K04 and did my T-Belt & water pump with the ultimate kit from ECS.

HermanH's write-up regarding the turbo install is quite good :thumbup: it is a very easy procedure once the airbox is out of the way (it just flips up on itself to rest near the cabin air intake)
http://home.comcast.net/~hhong4/k04install.htm

and as far as the timing belt replacement goes, it is quite straightforward as well.
DaddyMatt's write-up is quite good, however I don't think his pics are working still..
http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60301 this is the write-up.

I reposted the pics from the process here:
http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=70430

take a look here for images from my waterpump replacement.. (I haven't got around to making my write-up :sad: )
http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=71041&highlight=waterpump

Other than that, having a computer handy with these write-ups on it is a good idea. I had my laptop on the workbench the whole time and it was better than looking on any printouts, and having your bentley handy is good too :thumbup:

Cheers,
Andrew :beer:
 

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I have a very good tip...

1. Remember the way all the hose clamps are positions around the turbo....it matters where the head of the screw on the clamp is!!!! On the big hoses.

2. Be very very careful with the coolant lines......

3. Make sure you have another person when doing this.

4. Make sure you pre lube the turbo!!!!!!

4. Use a torque ranch!

Good luck

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AS far as clamps go, should I pick some extras, and if so, what size?

And could you be more specific in reference to the coolant lines?

Thanks

Also, I've heard about replacing the "banjo nut washers"
how many do I need and where can I get them?
 

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Yourface said:
AS far as clamps go, should I pick some extras, and if so, what size?

And could you be more specific in reference to the coolant lines?

Thanks

Also, I've heard about replacing the "banjo nut washers"
how many do I need and where can I get them?
Im not sure about the sizes....I dont think you will need to replace them though.

Check with VW for washers and gaskets, you have to change everyone!!!....Im sure the washers are $20 a pop...LOL....JK

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