Originally Posted by Spec R
just had the service done this past week.
heres the breakdown:
$70 used TD04 bad oil seals
$22 shipping to Blouch via FedEx from Los Angeles
$545 heavy/full rebuild with 19T upgrade compressor wheel, no porting, no coating.
$25 shipping back to LA.
subtract I can re-sell the TD04 that's still in the car ~ $60-70 bucks
$600 or so
so compare $600 with a brand new 16G plus shipping at $720
yeah its a bit much, but whatever. we'll see how it performs in a bit. I'm more about spool up and low-end anyway since I'm not your typical boy-racer.
I think you're still cheaper than mine.
$130 used Deadbolt Monster TD04
$50 ceramic coating of the turbine housing
$100 new donor
But having driven my car and a local friend's 2.0L with a 16G-XT I'll take the 19T. The way the cars were tuned they were very close in peak power/air flow. The 19T provided better throttle response. Of course my results are a little skewed as the turbine housing was ported and polished and coated.