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Old 10-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default VF-Series Turbos not rebuildable? Kinugawa kit.

Ran across this when looking at Kinugawa on Ebay in relation to a post on here about their turbos. Its a rebuild kit for the VF series turbos. I haven't seen one posted or sold before ... so I wanted to post this link.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Turbo-Repair-...item4152ab049a

Curious as to why it is claimed that the VFs are not rebuildable? Is it only due to the parts? If so, maybe that is not an issue anymore?

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Old 10-02-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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Oh wow, nice. It says it is for a VF37/39/43. I wonder why it doesn't list the 48?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
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Doesn't blouch rebuild vf39's and throw 20g wheels in them? Sort of a rebuild right?
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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the kit is for non-ball bearing turbos.

sweet..
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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It's not that the parts for VFs aren't out there (IHI doesn't sell replacement parts for VF turbos per se), rather it's nearly impossible to open a VF turbo without destroying the CHRA.

Try it and see for yourself. I've tried opening 3 different VF39 cores over the past few years and still haven't been able to open one with destroying some critical component. YMMV...
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #7
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^I've opened several VF39's without destroying them and the reason why they have been considered not rebuildable is that NO ONE was making parts available for the RHF55 (there are kits for the RHF5 turbos all over the place). This is the first one I've seen! I've got three on the bench waiting for the opportunity to be rebuilt. I deal with Kando/authentic-boosting all the time so I'll be getting these from there from now on!



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Old 02-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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Anyone have success with rebuilding a VF39 yet?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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if you're gonna go through the trouble of removing the turbo, you might as well get a better one
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #10
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if you're gonna go through the trouble of removing the turbo, you might as well get a better one
+1 dont trust ebay stuff
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #11
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http://www.6starspeed.com/suvfsetupere.html

they rebuild VF series turbos
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:48 AM   #12
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im in the process of buying one of this kits to rebuild my vf39 before i put it in my fozzy i hope it last for a while while i get my funds to go rotated
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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^ keep us updated, let us know how it works out
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #14
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all vf turbos can be rebuilt.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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I love people who just tell you to get a "better" turbo. Not everyone wants to upgrade their car. I personally am curious if you do get this rebuilt. You should do a write up 1gnasty. Are you getting the seal kit, compressor wheel and turbine wheel?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #16
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good option if the rebuild is durable. there are alot of vfs out there with dust on them in garages!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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all vf turbos can be rebuilt.
That would be journal bearing IHI RHF55 and RHF5H only. Parts simply do not exist to repair ball bearing IHI turbos.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #18
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good option if the rebuild is durable. there are alot of vfs out there with dust on them in garages!
I'd like to have one of those dusty VF52
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:03 AM   #19
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I love people who just tell you to get a "better" turbo. Not everyone wants to upgrade their car. I personally am curious if you do get this rebuilt. You should do a write up 1gnasty. Are you getting the seal kit, compressor wheel and turbine wheel?
both of the wheels are ok on my vf it just has enough shaft play for me not to trust it so i rather try to rebuild before the wheels gets damage
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Exactly.
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I've seen the same things online, but I think the real question is this: Do you want to go through the cost and time of rebuilding a turbo with unproven Ebay brand parts? Just because they make a kit doesn't mean it's any good.

I absolutely understand financial constraints, as I have a limited budget on my next upgrade, but this isn't something (in my mind) worth skimping on. No name intercoolers are one thing, precision turbo parts are an entirely different one.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #22
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http://www.6starspeed.com/suvfsetupere.html

they rebuild VF series turbos
These guys do awesome work! I've seen a few rebuilt by them now
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #23
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These guys get my approval, had them rebuild mine and their work if fantastic, 4K miles since with no issue.


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Old 09-18-2012, 02:09 AM   #24
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Bumping for updates from people running rebuilt Vf turbos.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #25
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^^^Mines not been rebuilt yet but it has one HELL of a wastegate crack and holding strong!! lol
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