This is fairly easy to do but there is lots of fragmented / conflicting info out there on it. Note- this is just how I did it. No doubt there may better / easier ways to do things that I have not considered. Firstly some obvious or not so obvious points-
1) You can do this without taking your turbo out
2) If you take out your turbo to make it easier to make a wastegate bracket you do not have to drain oil since all the oil drains into the block when the car is off. You do need to drain coolant as system is entirely fluid- no air as with the oil.
3) The C clip is not a small tiny clip you simply remove
1) So remove your intake to make things easier
2) Remove top mount IC
3) Drain your coolant so you can move the coolant bracket around. Take 2 nuts (10mm) off coolant pipe where it attaches to turbo cartridge and 2 12mm bolts where it bolts onto wastegate bracket.
4) Remove your radiator (only 2 12mm bolts on top, the wires going to sensor with plug on the bottom near the hose from the block, remove both hoses) Radiator is very easy to remove and allows rotation of the compressor housing.
5) Remove the large crap heat shield on top
6) Unbolt wastegate bracket from compressor housing
7) Unbeknown to me the C clip which everyone says to remove to rotate the housing is not actually a small C clip you pull out. It is a very large thin strip which sits inside the lip of the compressor housing and provides enough friction to prevent rotation. There is apparently a pin but I never saw it before or after I did this. To remove C clip simply get a screw driver with a square end (I found best) and pull down on the end of the clip. Push the clip towards the centre of the turbo while pulling it out away from the compressor housing and it will spring out with enough force in the right directions.
Rotate away- be careful pulling the compressor housing as you can bring it in contact with the compressor wheel and prevent it spinning- I do not know how much damage you could do.
Believe it or not it is actually quite easy to get the clip back in. Just hold one end in with your fingers and use the screwdriver with the same forces to snap it back in.
The wastegate bracket does not really have very much force on it at all providing your wastegate is not sticking/rusty/stiff/crap. You therefore do not need to create anything too substantial and to simplify things, only attaching it to the turbo and not the head is very easy. I used a random piece of 3mm stainless steel I had lying around. As you can see I chopped the stock bracket in half to bolt it up. The water hose bracket will bolt to the wastegate mount I made.
Now as you can see the water lines to the turbo will not bolt up with the bracket in the way. What I have done is cut the metal lines near the main coolant feed and the turbo and used high heat rubber hose with small hose clamps to extend it around the bracket. The one which goes under the main coolant feed I just took a hose all the way from the turbo to where it connects near the head. You can see one of the actuator lines pointing into the top of the transmission- I chose to cap off the TVSV line so this is capped off and not needed.
Yes I have the shitty stock downpipe- last owner decided dp back 2.5" exhaust was fine.
As for the FMIC (without air con) you will need to relocate the tranny cooler. I did not alter the lines at all. I simply unbolted them, moved them, bolted them back in. I made mounts for the cooler out of scraps I took off other things. You will need to cut the undercar plastic splash guard if you are keeping it. You will need to cut the central support in half if you locate your IC where mine is. It is very strong even with the bottom half removed- no problems opening or closing bonnet.
This is a 165 pic I found on the board to illustrate the actuator rod and how it attaches to the wastegate. This is just so people who do not want to remove their turbo can visualize how you will need to bend the rod or make your bracket depending on where you are mounting it.
I will post more pics when I actually finish it off properly. Here are my pics of the IC itself mounted with the stock non rc metal bumper. http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic ... ht=#133461