I found that my bolts backed out a little from the turbo and one bolt was almost all the way out. Here is a pic of the after effect:
agreed on the lock washergritsak said:performance disatvantage- might have hurt your spoolup some since with the leak not all the exhaust gas/energy was hitting the turbine
i havent ever used anti-seize or loctite on any of my turbo related bolts before..just torque them down nice and tight...and also use a lock washer in front of the nut or bolt.
just double check them after a few heat cycles and make sure they arent backing out and you should be good to go.
TT_6SPD_95 said:Obviously this caused a major leak there. Was putting too much anit-seize on the bolts the problem you guys think? What should I do when I put the new seal in? I didn't loc-tite them at all because they get loc-tited themselves very well. If I wanted to get the bolts off you know they would have been stuck on there, but since I didn't want them off...they turned themselves off.