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focusontheD 02-07-2012 10:55 AM

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.
Thanks,
Trevor

RXTurner21 02-07-2012 11:05 AM

those prices from turbonetics aren't that bad.

starfuryt550 02-07-2012 11:46 AM

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 :(

ZXthrizzle05 02-07-2012 05:13 PM

Why the rebuild? Are turbos no good after x amount of miles?

focusontheD 02-07-2012 05:39 PM

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

Jgrove998 02-07-2012 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by focusontheD (Post 4000643)
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.

drostedrummer89 02-07-2012 06:06 PM

We did feel the play oursleves, and there is also some oil in the downpipe, it appears.

Matt
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focusontheD 02-07-2012 07:04 PM

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.

ZXthrizzle05 02-07-2012 07:19 PM

Ohh okay makes sense than

Jgrove998 02-07-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drostedrummer89 (Post 4000681)
We did feel the play oursleves, and there is also some oil in the downpipe, it appears.

Matt
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Welp, carry on. [thumb]


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