01-24-2005, 09:56 AM
I bought a used AC3 kit some time ago and now that i'm getting ready to get it on my car, i'd like to check the turbo unit and verify it's in good shape before i go installing it. Does anyone have a good guide on what needs to be checked and how?
01-24-2005, 01:08 PM
Take it to any local reputable speed shop and let them take a look at it. If they know there stuff they can tell you if it okay..
What you are looking at is mostly to see if the turbine wheel has alot of play in it, then it needs rebuilt, also look for any major damage to the compressor wheel to see if it has been chewed up by dirt, usually from someone running without a filter on the turbo inlet..
How long was it used for ( how many miles).?
01-25-2005, 09:49 AM
not sure on the mileage on it, but it does look in decent shape - pics are on the site in my sig. i tried wiggling the shaft and it's holding good so i guess that'll be alright.