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Old 03-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #8
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2008 OBXT 5spd


My friend had the same thing happen with 2 used TD04s. One of turbos only had 40k and looked brand new, but still took a dump. Both were under stock tune and had proper priming. The third turbo was brand new and has never had an issue in 10k miles.

Lesson: used turbos are used

If there is any way you can measure your oil pressure, check that too. Even though you may be getting pressure to the line, it may not be enough to keep the center bearing happy. A small clog or leak somewhere in the system (oil pickup tube) could cause low pressure, but not enough to do damage an a stock car driven easily. Chunks of old center bearing can make their way deep into the engine.
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Last edited by donkey_cart; 03-08-2013 at 01:19 PM.
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