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Old 11-18-2012, 09:39 PM
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WTB - T3 compressor housing seal

going nuts...have a non ARV turbo, took housing off to go on my turbo...the old one was shot.....I need a gasket...all I find is kits...

found a post here on peach from a guy who'd bought two kits to find the compressor housing seals wrong so he measured and ordered a seal, which came in a bag of 25...PM'd no response so far...

Also...thinking of having a machinist make me one in copper, or making my own in paper??? thoughts? help?

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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I found turbosunleashed.com online and called...the guy Chris, was super nice and knowledgeable...I ordered three at $2 each, he's going to priority mail to me.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:51 AM
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My T-3 has no compressor housing gasket, nor a provision for one. I use RTV....
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:24 AM
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My T-3 has no compressor housing gasket, nor a provision for one. I use RTV....
yeap...I thought that could work...however since a gasket is supposed to go in there, I opted to find them and get em in there
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:31 AM
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My housing has no gasket provision whatsoever, so RTV was better than alum/alum.
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100,000 miles since June 2005 Overhaul - Sold January 25th, 2014 After 1,344,246 Miles & 20 Years of Ownership
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:19 PM
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Case closed...found an inexpensive source..knowledgeable person and a great businessman! Turbos Unleashed in Arizona...Chris Wright 602-762-6678 His site charges a base shipping cost as he's usually moving turbos....he was nice enough to send these to me priority mail and refund the difference in shipping cost. BTW he is fully familiar with the Garret / AirResearch T3 and will do complete rebuilds for $350 he also understood and explained the ARV from a gasoline engine perspective... nothing but added weight and a power robbing boost recycler..I'm glad to see it go



Here's the housing..the machinist who did the head worked it along with the coupler...there're all opened up, rounded edges and polished real nice



Here's a shot of the coupler..I might change it for another photo but since this is all part of the bigger job which I planned to document as seperate thread...this pic will do for now.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:53 PM
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nice! are you going to be the turbo guru here on the site now?
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:40 AM
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I don't think so...

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nice! are you going to be the turbo guru here on the site now?
hey man I was just trying to share with folks where to get the gasket for the housing...

your sarcasm is so thick I could could scrape it off the walls like spackle....

and to the benefit of the readers who like myself are actually trying to learn something and share in a constructive manner...no the guy at the turbo shop didn't put a dial gauge on it, he just said it was alright. also I do not know the allowable slop in the end (front and back) and radial (up and down) play of the shaft and it's bearings...altho I have watched a video or two

oh...and as far as all that optimization of the housing the coupler (seen that done before), the head (heard about this before), and the manifolds (read about these too)...well I been reading..and it made sense and I wanted to do it so I did.

but on the turbo...no thats where I drew the line...someone who knew more than I did about them said it didn't need doing. and why would I put myself thru that to save $150? at $50 an hour or so I'd rather let a pro handle the turbo, same as if I was to need an IP rebuilt....

no...maybe someday vstech...for now I'm still what, 17 months into this?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:04 AM
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Special Delivery,
Is the black hose coming off the body of your T3 the wastegate hose?? If so, could you measure the ID of the hose? I'm replacing the one on my KKK turbo {85 300TD} and I'm finding it is a smaller fitting and hose than the T3.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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I have a t3, the ID of the wastegate hose is 5/16"

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Special Delivery,
Is the black hose coming off the body of your T3 the wastegate hose?? If so, could you measure the ID of the hose? I'm replacing the one on my KKK turbo {85 300TD} and I'm finding it is a smaller fitting and hose than the T3.
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