Down pipe removal- WTFudge?

 
Old 07-24-2016, 04:32 PM
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Trying to remove downpipes to weld in new flex pipes. Others have done it. Have no idea how, maybe on younger cars. I just need to know it can be done w/o dropping the engine. Do the shields have to come off or is it just easier? Looks like there's access to all bolts to some extent. Did this on a 6sp Passat V6. Add turbos and a fat *** tip trans yeesh! Wanted to leave pulling the engine for when the turbos go.
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You remove those shields, support the engine, and lower the subframe down till you can access all the bolts. They are insanely tight....good luck.
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So I drop the whole subframe straight down. I have a trans jack that should be able to handle it. Thanks a lot.
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You remove those shields, support the engine, and lower the subframe down till you can access all the bolts. They are insanely tight....good luck.
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