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Old 05-17-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default VF series turbo rebuildable?

was looking into buying a vf22 (50k miles)
said that there is a little shaft play not much
i was gonna buy it , rebuild and pnp but he told me there not rebuildable from his knowledge
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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they are rebuildable. . problem is finding new parts to rebuild them with, i don't belive IHI sells kits of these sorts.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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rebuilds consist of a new chra... so you are looking at 400bux for that.
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:16 PM   #4
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have a word with them mate, they build the IHI wrc turbos and sevice em so if they cant it cant be done
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:35 AM   #5
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Not a good idea to rebuild turbos. Unless it is factory rebuilt.They are very precision components and will vary in nitty gritty specs. Better off buying a slighty used one. Good Luck!
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:42 AM   #6
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rebuilds consist of a new chra... so you are looking at 400bux for that.
isn't that the main part of the turbo?
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:13 AM   #7
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Call Jerry at Deadbolt, they are away right now till the 23 for a show. He can do what you want. I believe he can turn it into a PE1820. But for what its worth he charges $45 to inspect them. Jerry has top notch customer service and is a down to earth guy. He will answer all your questions. web site is boostplanet.com. phone# 828-606-9104.

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:36 AM   #8
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Not a good idea to rebuild turbos. Unless it is factory rebuilt.They are very precision components and will vary in nitty gritty specs. Better off buying a slighty used one. Good Luck!
yeah, cuz nobody but the little elves who put them together in santa's secret workshop could ever hope to get it right.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:52 AM   #9
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cost vs. benefit

Lots of good used ihi turbos out there. I don't suppose if there even IS a kit...that it would be what I would call a reasonable price.
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:45 AM   #10
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Not a good idea to rebuild turbos. Unless it is factory rebuilt.They are very precision components and will vary in nitty gritty specs. Better off buying a slighty used one. Good Luck!

Hey newbie. While I agree with you... it's prob best off to buy a slightly used one. Turbo's are very simple to rebuild. precision components ah maybe but putting one together isn't that hard at all. It can be done in less then 2 hours easy.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:52 AM   #11
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isn't that the main part of the turbo?
Yes thats the main part of it. IHI doesn't sell the bearing kits etc. I have two pe1820's that needed new bearings but the only option was a new CHRA. So basically you keep the housings and get a new center section. Jerry quoted a new vf22 chra at 400 bux. If you want to convert it to a pe1820 then it is another 300 bux on top of that for the compressor wheel and the machining necesarry to get it to fit in the housing. In short, if you are buying a IHI turbo thats on its way out consider the fact that when it goes all that you are left with is a compressor housing and turbine housing.
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