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Help Got my Turbo off but i'm stuck

Well that was a fun filled four hours, I now know what it feels to swim in a oil slick, my turbo had sucked up most of my engine oil into the intercooler pipes so as I laid under the car and removed them most of it went over my head !
And what the hell are those hose clamps Alfa use, I know need to order loads of new ones.

The question I have is how the hell do you remove the intercooler from a 1.9jtd ? I have all the other pipes off and the Air filter box but can't see how the intercooler part tucked up in the wing comes out. Once this is out I can spend many a fun hours cleaning all the oil out of the various parts.
Oh and just to let you know for those who have read my other posts on my turbo issues the shaft was not broken but the turbo bearings must be shot as there is so much play in the darn thing so not sure if this is why it sucked most of my engine oil out.

Next task find a Turbo woohoo.
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From memory the intercooler is fixed in place by two bolts at the top, and pins in the bottom that sit in rubber grommets. As for whether it will come out without removing the front bumper? I'm not so sure
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1 Undo 5 torque bolts that hold the engine undertray to the bumper. (leave the back ones on the gearbox cover and subframe)
2 Undo the 4 + drive screws which hold the 2 grill bits on (either side of the main grill when the bonnet is up.
3 Undo + drive screw on each side of the bumper which is at the top of the bumper where it joins the wheel arch.
4 Pull inner arch liner down at bit so you can get behind the bumper.
5 Undo the 2 torque bolts which attach the top of the bumer to the wing
6 Undo the 2 torque bolts that were hidden by the grill pieces you removed in 2
7 Pull bumper off.
8 Intercooler is on the right hand side of the car as you look at it from the front (passenger side)
9 Undo the 3 10mm nuts that hold the plastic air ram onto the cooler.
10 Undo the jubilee clips on either end of the cooler
11 I think there are 2 more nuts/bots holding the cooler to the support frame.
12 reverse and refit
13 Have a cup of tea!
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