I also did turbo diesel stuff this weekend, plus T’ing a TD27 Nissan Datsun D21. First time playing with turbos, almost at the stage of @Raizer’s exhaust work ^
Acquired box of turbo bits from a Terrano, top end gasket kit and the desire to go up hills in not second gear.
Unfortunately upon removing NA manifold (after fighting a downpipe stud for hours and cutting it off) found the two rear studs were actually bolts, m12 fine thread not the m10 coarse like the rest. One was actually missing and the second barely in there, hence the exhaust leak onto the firewall I hadn’t really noticed.
however luckily @mo999was coming up to visit so brought along a really nice Wurth Timesert kit
took a bit of effort to drill the broken studs out nicely as they’d been attacked before but got there and wound in some M10 inserts, they were a little long so just flappy disc’d them flush. The tap in the set cut the cast head really well. Used a nut as a locknut so the insertion tool wouldn’t bottom out and ruin the end of the insert as it was broken off unfortunately.
Got an oil line made up after chipping out the wrong part of the oil filter housing to get oil feed for the turbo. Same shop was able to supply a bung for the fitting I took out needlessly however. Factory fitted drain bung used here too, had a fitting in stock for this.
Sunday Mitre10 / Repco trip for bolts that work with the new inserts and longer ones needed for turbo manifold.
turn key and it goes! Makes all the right noises even. Just need to get the correct silicone intake hose as the one I grabbed was too big and wind up the fuel pump a little. Then exhaust…