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      11-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #10
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Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Illinois

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Found out that a regular 10 MM socket or wrench has a bit of a tough time fitting on the "Front turbos" Coolant line nut, so instead of getting a thin walled socket a shaved down a 10MM 1/4" drive socket and it worked like a charm LOL!!

Here is a comparision of a regular socket and shaved socket going on the nut, as you can see a regular socket hits.

Some reference pics of the lines

Front turbo front:

Front turbo rear:

Rear turbo front:

Rear turbo rear:

Most people may know this but the tow hook can be used to lift the motor also...when on a jack it is pretty easy to lift the motor left and right to line up motor mounts by hand:

You can get this device if you want to support it from top with the tow hook:
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Last edited by robc1976; 11-23-2012 at 07:37 PM.