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Old 10-04-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by StealthTL View Post
If it touches, it lunches.

Any contact is dead bearings.
Contact can be perfectly acceptable in a turbo that has no oil flowing through it. The oil acts as a cushion between the bearings and the shaft and when there's no oil there can be slight contact between the blades and the housing.
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