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Date: 7 Mar 2000 09:54:25 -0600
From: Jason Butler <nonopsam.plz>
Subject: Re: Any experience with Turbo rebuild kits???

I'm taking it to a local shop this afternoon to have them look at the APC, wastegate, exhaust system, and any vacuum leaks that could be the problem. Thanks for the advice. I probably will go the rebuilt route if indeed the turbocharger is the problem. Thanks again, Jason Butler 84 900 Turbo In article <SKzv4.236$3j3.8836nopsamReader>, says... > I would check the wastegate and APC etc before condemning the turbo > itself, if a turbo gives up it usually does it in a big way, e.g. shattered > turbine, lots of smoke etc, as you don't have those symptoms the turbo > itself may be OK. As for rebuild kits, if you have the equipment to balance > the turbine after re-assembly, then go ahead! Personally I would buy a recon > unit before attempting to repair one, then at least if the compressor > turbine disintegrates and embeds itself into the top of the pistons you have > some comeback. > > > > Jason Butler <nonopsam.plz> wrote in message > > > My 84 900T has lost nearly all the boost from the the turbo and I'm > > interested in a rebuild. At ~250k miles, I don't know if I want to buy a > > new turbo, but some of the alternatives at look > > promising. I sent them an email this morning and haven't heard back yet. > > The turbo needle barely makes it into the yellow zone and boost is > > imperceptable. It doesn't make any strange noises, just the normal > > whine, and doesn't smoke. Any advice??? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Jason Butler > > >

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