*Sigh* Good news and bad news.
Good news. The stud came right out.
Guy at the muffler shop did a great job. We also installed my new AGP manifold. Only charged me $85+ tax. Now getting the car towed to the shop which was only about 3 miles from my house was a different story. $65 the first time. Then got another tow truck company to bring it back to my house soon after since all the other tow places were busy. $73 there.
Wasn't happy with the first tow truck guy. My front fascia was crunching right there. Luckily it didn't break a stud or anything in my fender. I should of removed my front fascia. He didn't know where to hook it up underneath either. 2nd tow truck was much better. Plus I borrowed 2x4's so it would go off easy.
Now the bad news. Got my turbo on and had to stop at the 02 housing. Since the Kinnetic manifold sits different on the car and the 02 housing is for the Kinnetic...it will not clear the AGP manifold.
So I was looking online for a used AGP big turbo 02 housing. One guy was selling an old style one. Looked super rough. Had some rusty looking areas I believe where it wouldn't hold up well and leak. Could get it for $200 shipped. Doesn't show the red/orange spot in the picture. I just don't trust it.
I decided I am going to buy a new AGP 02 housing. At this point might as well right?!? $405! I have a $50 credit through AGP due to the flash casking. So it will be around $380 shipped. Might offset the cost if I can sell my Kinnetic 02 housing which is perfect and manifold. Hopefully the last thing I need to get this car going. Going to have pretty much a brand new turbo setup on this car. Lots of money has been spent. But it is worth it for this car that I plan to keep. Just has been frustrating.
So just need to bolt up 02 housing, wastegate/dump tube. screw oil feed line on top and the rest is very easy after that. Start it up and let it idle for 20 minutes to break the new turbo in. Hopefully it doesn't blow white smoke LOL