Quick question: I have 2 working turboes. However, they are both #1 turboes. Can i replace my #2 turbo with a #1 turbo?
Thanks for your response dzeiler.. where do you recommend getting the turbo reconditioned. Do you have any idea how much it cost? Thanks guys. Keep the comments coming.dzeiler said:I think one reason you have heard only bad things aobut recondition turbos as the ones who have had the problems squak on the boards about it. There was a post a few weeks back case in point he whacked at his casing to send in the cartridge then when it failed he complained about the recondition job. The cartridge is a lttile difficlut to get out but if you bang on the housing you cna screw up the tolerances. I have had a rebuild for 5 months now no problems I am at bpu but boost conservatly most of the time. so far so good. why does everyone think that the turbos are disposable? If the shaft is good then a rebuild of bearings a good cleaning and computer balance is going to make sure it lasts another 70,000 to me it makes sense.
Dzeiler that was the ignorant comment you made. I called you ignorant in regards to the process of removing and number 2. You don't know how its done because you HAVE NOT DONE it. I used the same method with the used turbo and it runs GREAT! That would lead me to believe that the reconditioning job was poor, being that I used the SAME method both times. The only variable was the turbos. One failed, one didn't. I understand wannabe has been burnt on used turbos perhaps knowing who you are buying from well help when choosing used turbos. If I had it to do over again I would have listened to the general opinion on rebuilt CT12s and went with a used one. To each his own. Its a toss up either way. However, I feel that ones best bet is a low mileage used turbo. But thats each individuals decision to make. Good luck wannabe which ever route you choose.There was a post a few weeks back case in point he whacked at his casing to send in the cartridge then when it failed he complained about the recondition job.