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I have a completely trashed turbo that has been getting plenty of oil, running a maximum of 9 psi (usually 6 or 7) and has lasted me an amazing 2.5k miles. I think that the guy I bought it from is going to try weaseling out of the warranty and I want to know what a stock ct26 could handle, and how it would fail.
 

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I have a completely trashed turbo that has been getting plenty of oil, running a maximum of 9 psi (usually 6 or 7) and has lasted me an amazing 2.5k miles. I think that the guy I bought it from is going to try weaseling out of the warranty and I want to know what a stock ct26 could handle, and how it would fail.
way more than 9 psi. usually when they fail it has something to do with an oiling problem i believe or a bunch of miles, but not 2.5K. defineatly should get your money back, assuming it was a fresh rebuilt unit or something like that, or the guy said he would guarntee it.
 
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Cool, I thought so too. This was a fresh rebuild and it failed catastrophically, like when I got it home I could move the shaft up and down about an inch.
 

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snaped the shaft. either you didnt get enough oil or he made the mistake of using the old shaft. i whent through this twice with upgraded ct's. they just arent reliable. youd be wise to invest in an sp turbo or one from turbonetics, they wont screw you around!
 

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sounds like an oiling problem. Turbo builders dont honor warranties in most cases because there can be too many types of user errors. Good luck and push hard for a replacement.

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Stock rebuild, I got it through my mechanic. The guys a JDM importer/rebuilder I forgot the name of his company. Anyway, I've never had an oil pressure problem, the motor is a fresh JDM that went in at the same time and they replaced my oil lines.

I should probably get ready to give my attorney friend a call huh?
 

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did you prime the oil system first? you have to pull the efi fuse and crank the motor over for like 3 minutes or untill the oil pressure goes all the way up, then you can start the motor. the ct26 is very sensitive to oil pressure and break-in time. Anyhow, you will have a hell of a time getting your money back, i whent through the same thing twice and never got a dime. i wish you best of luck!
 
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