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Old 12-05-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default RAAAR - My turbo blew up!!!!

Well....1500 miles under pressure and my car starts smoking blue....F*&$ I thought to myself, my rings blew. But the car still ran strong, and it sounded fine.....hmmm I thought what could it be????

Well I took off my air filter and found a liberal amount of oil in the intake....O-OH....So I call Suby Specialties and find out that a small ammout is normal if you dont have an oil catch can....NUTS..TIME TO GET ONE!!!!... So I got one, and installed it, but its still smokin like crazy, but the can isnt fillin up....what now...So I take off my intake, and once again, oil a plenty...

Then I decided to take off my IC hose...well oil there too, no surprise....but where from? I had the turbo disconected on the intake side and I get the idea to rev it a little to see whats up here.....At idle the turbine isnt spinning...strange but it does have a little oil on it so it might be weighing it down...I rev...and oil just sprays out.....

F*$& - It looks like I blew my turbo!!!! So mission for this weekend, take the turbo apart, clean it, and figure out what blew. I also gotta take off my IC and clean it....what a PITA thats gonna be...sigh, at least it dosent look internal. I might have to get a new turbo...
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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Got a Garrett turbo? If so, see this thread --> http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hlight=garrett
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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No...its a stock TD04....but i do suspect the same problem tho...
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Doubtful at that point... perhaps you overspun it? What type of boost were you running?
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:55 PM   #5
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5 psi....i think something cracked...i got the turbo used, and dont know its past.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:48 AM   #6
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Sounds like it's time to refurb the center section, oil seals REALLY don't like anything over 60psi, and that's pushing it, 40psi is much happier. You can either pay garett to do all the refurb. work. Or if you feel super confident (if you're talking about tearing it down for inspection I'm assuming you are) you can order all the parts from them to do the refurb, but you MUST then take the turbo in to some place that does the refurbs and have the rotating assembly re-balanced after you replace all the seals (and possibly bearings depending on how eaten the center section is)
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Old 12-06-2003, 03:05 AM   #7
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....looks like i have to buy a new turbo....
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:36 PM   #8
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You don't have to buy a new turbo, as long as the blades are in decent shape. Your center section is capable of being refurbed at very little cost even if it's in amazingly bad shape. Even if your blades are in bad shape, housings can usually be salvaged with ease. If you are on a time crunch and need to commute back and forth to work in this car, I would buy a new turbo, and mail your old one in to recieve a core charge (usually $200-$300 if they can salvage it). If the car can take a week or so of down time, mail your turbo in to any place that refurbs them.

http://www.powertechnologies-turbo.com/

this place should really be able to help you out with your problems
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