Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:05:35 GMT
From: "Jeremy Brown" <jerem43nospamnet>
Subject: Re: Yikes! Puff o' smoke...

A higher than usual whine is a sign of turbo death. I picked up a rebuilt unit for $300 US. Checkout your local auto shop, they might be able to order you a rebuilt one. Rebuilding one can be problematic. If there is any cracking of the housing, it shouldn't be rebuilt. At least with one that is a professionally redone, you will know that the unit has be inspected for any flaws (hopefully) in the housing. The biggest issue in replacing the turbo isn't getting the replacement, it is getting the old one out. On mine, the mounting bolts had decayed and two snapped off on removal. That is where the large cost will be. It actually cost me more to have the new turbo installed than the turbo itself. Jeremy "Al" <> wrote in message > My turbo has always this a bad thing? :-(( > > I kinda liked the sound, it certainly doesn't screech and I was only > able to reproduce the smoke once out of four or five attempts.(He said > re-assuring himself) > > If it's turbo repair time what's best option? New (gulp) turbo now > before it gives up completely or a Turbo rebuild? OR cheapskate option, > pull one off a scrapper? If I do this what should I be looking for? > Please bear in mind that my mechanical knowledge is at enthusiastic > amateur level, that's why Phil and Phil at Aeromotive do most of my > mechanicals for me. > > PING Paul Halliday, didn't you get your turbo rebuilt somewhere local > to us? > > (I preffered Grunffs valve seals idea....) > > Al >

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