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Old 02-10-2014, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesDean View Post
The question is how will I know if the used turbo is any good and does not have the same problems? Can it be visually inspected without dismantling? I've got a line on a used one.
Look at the compressor wheel, it shouldn't have any nicks or abrasion on it.

The shaft can have a little (as in you can feel it but not see it) play in the "side-to-side" direction. The in-out direction should be tight.

When feeling a turbo, just feel it-don't go gorilla and crank on the blades.
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