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    Turbo

    Right im in the process of changing turbo gaskets and ive got the turbo off and thought this is a good time to check on the turbos life and ive come across this.

    Now im fully aware i should not use this as its just a bomb waiting to explode but it was running fine whilst on the car, not smoking ect has anyone else stumbled across this, i cant seem to find a replacement turbo + im not paying 500 odd for a new one.

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    Time too upgrade get bigger and better, could try sending it for rebuild/repair but that wont be cheap, would be better off getting new/second hand turbo

    or try your luck and see how long before the shaft bearing gets knackerd as it will be out of balance

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    well i was just about to go stage 1a after this gasket change so if i could find a t28r that would be ideal but i cant seem to find a t28 let alone a t28r.
    im thinking of running this until a t28r crops up then obv fit it. whats the chance of this killing my engine? would the turbo just shake itself to bits before killing the engine?

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    Chances of killing the engine are slim but it's still a risk. Likelihood is it'll just spew its guts
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    rightio then well my gaskets wont be here till wed/thur so hopefully a tubby will crop up

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    Try the traders on here for a replacement turbo when they open back up

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    My opinion wait for a turbo to come up, wouldnt want to replace new gaskets again, once they have sealed once you dont really want it apart again more likely the turbo will shit itself ( rarely breaks engine but can happen) get t28r if possible

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    yes im on the hunt for one now and agreed i dont really want to be doing this job twice in a couple of months

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    How much up and down play is there in that shaft ?

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    only a small amount nothing too major

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    The turbo on my mates Landy is worse than this and has been running fine everyday for at least 3 years (3 from when we found it) and thats a t25 turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immy21 View Post
    Try the traders on here for a replacement turbo when they open back up
    Like we ever stop! been open right through and had the phones to my mobile all Xmas its been hectic. Sad maybe, committed yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos28 View Post
    The turbo on my mates Landy is worse than this and has been running fine everyday for at least 3 years (3 from when we found it) and thats a t25 turbo.
    quite a risk to take tbh, considering I want 280 ish bhp and do drift days init, its best I replace it, even tho my wallets not saying the same. Changing turbo gaskets has cost me a fortune but hey thats 200's for you.

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    Oh aye, I'd definitely change it! But if you need to use it in the mean time I mean..

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    I've got a T28 mate with manifold and elbow still assembled from when I swapped it straight out. Interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos28 View Post
    Oh aye, I'd definitely change it! But if you need to use it in the mean time I mean..
    I was going to if one didnt crop up but managed to sort one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-B View Post
    I've got a T28 mate with manifold and elbow still assembled from when I swapped it straight out. Interested?
    I would definately have been interested but I managed to sort one out last night, thanks for the offer tho

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