Originally Posted by orest100
Hey guys i just finished rebuilding my 2.0 wrx with a new crank, bearings,gaskets, piston and rings. It had one completely missing rod bearing thats why i rebuilt it, got rid off all the metal shavings inside. My question is, when i went to put the turbo on i noticed the shaft had alot of play (in/out) and up and down ( just bought the car). It will obvuasly need to be rebuilt but i was wondering can i leave the turbo on just to start the car and hear it idle for the first time untill i get the rebuild kit? also i blew air through the oil line to get rid of any metal that could have been in the turbo from the bearing.
You can find used td04s all the time in the private classifieds, be careful though when making a purchase
As for starting the car with a bad turbo, you can but I wouldn't drive it