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Old 02-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Turbo Rebuild?

Hey guys, I have a Turbonetics t3 Super 60 ball bearing turbo. I took my turbo setup off my car to get the manifold and down pipe ceramic coated. It was not easy to wrestle out of my car, so I thought that while it was off I would get my turbo rebuilt. It has 20,000 miles on it. I called turbonetics first, but they wanted $100 just to look at the thing. Then a basic rebuild would be at least another $299 on top of that. This doesn't include shipping. Then i looked around locally, a diesel shop took it said they would rebuild it, but called me this morning to say they dont work on ball bearing turbos So.... i'm looking for better (cheaper) rebuild solutions or your thoughts on whether a rebuild is even worth it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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those prices from turbonetics aren't that bad.
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I have the same turbo as you!

...and I am sorry, I forgot to reply to you and Matt when you asked about this question a few days ago :(
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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Why the rebuild? Are turbos no good after x amount of miles?
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They're not bad after x number of miles. They are bad when you have some slop in the shaft. I was told by a turbo shop that the exhaust side bearing is loose
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They're not bad after x number of miles. They are bad when you have some slop in the shaft. I was told by a turbo shop that the exhaust side bearing is loose
I would maybe get a second opinion on the exhaust side bearing; not saying the shop told you wrong but before dropping a couple hundred dollars I'd be sure it was needed.
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We did feel the play oursleves, and there is also some oil in the downpipe, it appears.

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Yeah. I did feel the play and it seems like its only on the exhaust side. Hard to tell but the shop's diagnosis makes sense to me.
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Ohh okay makes sense than
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We did feel the play oursleves, and there is also some oil in the downpipe, it appears.

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Welp, carry on.
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