Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

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Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby Donnie Darko » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi All

Does anyone know the easiest way to remove the turbo from my Polo 1.9 TDI?
Mine blew :cry:
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby VWicked » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:35 pm

Turbo and manifold is one piece. Get a mirror and remove the turbo manifold bolts...

Take out airbox and intake piping to make space
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby MeanTdi » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:39 pm

Ouch, sorry to hear.

Easiest I would imagine is from under the car with the cover removed. You have full access of the bolts in sight, or you could use a mirror like VWicked said.

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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby joggiep » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:25 pm

A little bit of plastic explosive will also work.. but getting everything back in might be a little bit more difficult.

From underneth might work I'm just not sure if things like the shafts and subframe might be in the way. So loosen what you can from underneath and the the rest from above to take it out you'll most likely also have to do from the top.
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby hubbly_bubbly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:06 pm

Having changed the turbo on our 1.9TDI Ibiza a few months back I can say its not as easy as taking one or two things off and then getting the turbo out. Everything on the backside of the turbo has to come out. I took off parts from underneath and from the top to eventually reach the turbo. Then it was a matter of loosening and removing exhaust manifold nuts and pulling the turbo out from the top. Think it might be possible from underneath by removing driveshaft (drivers side).

If you've done it before its about a 5hour dirty dirty job, rewarding nontheless :)
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby Bird87_ZA » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:17 pm

Donnie Darko wrote:Hi All

Does anyone know the easiest way to remove the turbo from my Polo 1.9 TDI?
Mine blew :cry:

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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby panic-mechanic » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:25 pm

Take off the intake manifold first- remove turbo to top. Also replaceor have ultrasonically cleaned the feed pipe to the turbo.
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby Donnie Darko » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:27 pm

Hey Guys

Thanks for all the info. I managed to get a technician from work to do it.
Turbo is totalled.


Replacing it with a new Garret turbo. YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

Car should be running by Thursday.

Thanks again for all the tips.
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Re: Easiest way to remove a turbo from a Polo 1.9 tdi

Postby Bird87_ZA » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:45 am

Have a look in my thread. Got a nice size comparison picture there! :cool:
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