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On the 2011Mini Countryman R60 Diesel is it possible to

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On the 2011Mini Countryman R60 Diesel is it possible to replace the turbo without moving the engine forward? (The turbo is at the back under the scuttle panel)
Any advice would be a great help and much appreciated.
JA: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: 2011 56000 miles, the turbo seal has gone
JA: What year is your Countryman?
Customer: 2011
JA: Are you fixing your Countryman yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don't think so

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Steve

Hi, Steve, I hope you are well. I'm sorry to hear you are having to replace the turbo and I totally understand how frustrating this is. Can i take the vehicle identification number please

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
GK61BVT

thanks let me look this up I will be a few mins.

ok so the description on the replacement is that it doesn't fit out the top it comes out from below

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks but I can't realy see how it comes out from the bottom as when the bolts are removed from the exhaust manifold the turbo has to be lifted up??

it shouldn't need to be lifted once the three bolts are removed it should slide off

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
are you saying that the engine does not need to be moved forward to gain access to the turbo and remove it?
Also can I assume that the DPF filter does not need to be removed?

correct

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Can I also assume that the DPF heat shield does'nt need to be remove, just the lower heat shield covering the turbo, C clamp (turbo to DPF) and the 3 bolts on the exhaust manifold, Is that correct?

yes that's it

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
OK, Great. Thanks and fingers crossed.

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