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Old 01-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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TD04HL-15T on a 9-3

Hi,
I currently drive a 9-3 99 154HP with T5suite stage 2 software.
Lately the turbo is starting to give in, it's pushing a lot of oil out through the BOV.

Anyhow, I've bought a Mitsu TD04HL-15T with low milage that I will mount on my 9-3.

What modifications has to be done? I know that 2 M12x1,5 banjo bolts will be needed to the water in/outlets.

Is there anything else that has to be done? the oil outlet, will it fit?


AND, can I change the turbo without draining the coolant and the oil?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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great resource here

basically you need the banjo bolts and depending on your car to modify the pcv line and probably a new oil return hose (the rubber/ silicone one) which depends on the year of your car
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot! I will give this a try probably not this weekend but next.
I've ordered the two banjo bolts, gaskets and the inlet pipe but havn't received it yet.

According the silicone hose, if anyone knows if the original one from a 1999 will fit that would be awesome!

And if someone could answer if I have to drain the oil and coolant that would also be good!? Reason is that I just changed the oil 200 miles ago and the coolant 6000 miles ago while I swapped the head gasket.
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If you don't drain the oil and coolant before hand, you will lose quite a bit when you are taking off the lines and it will make a mess if you aren't careful. Either way, you will lose some. Probably best to drain oil into a clean container, and same with coolant. Then you could reuse them.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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The turbo charger is mounted "Above" the oil pan. The 4 liters you put in there 200 miles ago will still be in the pan after you remove the turbo. Just top off the 1/2 liter you loose from removing & replacing the lines when your done. You will have some oil dribble when you remove the turbo & lines. As for the coolant. Do not remove the coolant bottle cap. Place a large drip pan under the vehicle. Remove the coolant line banjos from the engine, not at the turbo CHRA it self. you will only loose a minimal amount of coolant if you leave the cap on the coolant bottle. I leave all lines attached to the turbo & remove the banjoes that attach to the engine. Turbo comes out with lines still attached. That way i can assemble the turbo & lines in there excact position with the turbo off the car. Remember to remove the fuel pump fuse when your done installing the turbo & crank the engine until the oil light goes out. Then reinstall fuel pump fuse & start the car.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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Okey I attempted this turbo swap yesterday, and I didn't go that good.

When I disconnected the oil line I only lost a tiny amount of oil, no problem.
But When I loosened the coolant line I lost like 2 litre water.

Anyhow when I got the turbo off and I was supposed to change the oil return from the T25 to the TD04 it didn't fit at all. It would hit the compressor housing and the boltholes didin't really fit either.

So I had to screw the old T25 turbo back on the car, since I need the car to work on monday.

Can I order a TD04 oil return and use it? will the silicon hose fit onto that?
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i used a td04 from a 9k aero.. i used the original lines... i had to clock the turbo to get it to all line up and even then, i had to CAREFULLY bend one of the lines i little bit to make it fit.... good luck..i thought i could do mine in a few hours...took 3-4 days, a few hours a night.
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