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Old 04-22-2018, 12:19 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by PeeLo801 View Post
Still doing my research on this in order to evaluate options. This is the very top bolt that's hard to reach, so do you think it's possible to do take out this stud without taking out the turbo? The shop insists they have to take it out, but I suppose they want to go with what's easier and less time consuming for them.
Well my advice was crap. I asked my friend who was a full time VAG mechanic. Here is what he said.....

"Chances are an easy out won't do it. At least in the car. The exhaust studs are a pain when they break. Best way is to yeah remove the turbo and work with it on the bench."

His response is consistent with what your mechanic is saying.
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