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Old 10-31-2007, 11:55 AM
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Turbo rebuild - My Experience

As stated in another post, I decided to do a number of repairs on the wagon, starting with the engine which has less power (than our SD), smokes on start-up and uses about 2 qts of oil between changes. Valve stem seals, turbo rebuild and a look inside the ALDA is what I have planned.

Because I decided to replace the intake/exhaust gasket, I pulled the manifolds and turbo. I had wiggle in my shaft and it did not spin freely.

I ordered a complete turbo rebuild kit and with that by shipping the parts required, bead blasting and balancing was included $75.00 (plus shipping charges for the balancing).

With available diagrams I found online, the job was not difficult. I did take my time and spread out steps over several days. (an hour here a half hour there)

I soaked all parts and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned them more. I think I spent 5X the time in cleaning as installing the parts.

Shaft is now free of slop and spins freely.

1980 300TD-T (82 Turbo and Trans) 159,000 Miles "Jackie-O"
1983 300SD 272,000 Miles "Aristotle"
1987 Jeep Wagoneer Limited - keeps the MB's off the ice and out of the snow
1994 BMW 530it
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