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i heard i can remove the stock heat shield off my stock turbo w/out any problems but those bolts in the front seem really tight b/c i really torqued them and they didnt budge. what are the pros and cons or doing this. it wont burn a hole in my hood will it? finally how many bolts do i remove the 2 in the front and which one(s) in the back the top or bottom one
 

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4 bolts to the heat shield. I try them hot after the car has been run a bit. Try tapping them a bit with a hammer and spraying the back and front with penetrating oil.

They come off eventually. Haven't burned a hole in my hood yet. The hood liner is starting to discolor above the turbo though.
 

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Let your car run for like two minutes till the turbo gets a little heated up. Just unbolt the ones in the front and the top one in the back and you'll be set. Good luck!
 

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i have a 1987 Grand National with a little over 109,000 miles on it
 

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then there are four bolts...two on the front, two on the rear of the shield.

Must have been a really long time since that one came off as they should not be tight at all. Just snug.

After driving the car and getting into the boost a few times to warm the bracket up nice and hot, rap the head of each a couple of times and put a long handled wrench on them......13 mm.....be sure you turn them counterclockwise



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Very rare bolts too. I stripped one taking mine off for the first time at 89K a few years back.

Use neverseize when re-assembling them it works well.

2 foot torque bar works too.
 

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