I still managed to strip a nut to the uppipe - but the downpipe bolts were relatively easy thanks to the anti-seize that I used last time. Next time I'll just move the wastegate actuator from the start.
Picture - While waiting for the ultra copper silicone gasket maker to cure on that oil return pipe I took care of other less urgent things, like removing the intake silencer. I have never opened one to see what's inside so I took a look - it's not as restrictive as far as pipe diameter goes, but it does have an interest crudely cut slit to drain water.
Friday, 20th of November, 2009
Unwound tonight at Terrene Restaurant - today's New England clam chowder was exactly the soup I needed, and I was also pleasantly reminded of how good the lamb chops are when they offer that special.
Thursday, 5th of November, 2009
Picture - So I had to haul all the way out to Harbor Freight to buy the T30 security bit to remove the driver's airbag. But that's not the end of it - the bit I bought lasted a whole 2 screws before breaking into many pieces on the third screw. And that's using hand tools too. I guess I'll have to take another trip.