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Old 09-17-2019, 10:43 PM
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Thus far not happy with their service or lack of responsiveness.
I might have missed it but did you identify what companies turbo you have?

If it is a garrett/air research in the pic is an Aluminum Plate. When you get the plate off of it and clean it take a one of those green nylon scouring pads and go inside the bore where the yellow arrow is pointing and clean it up and inspect to see if the bore is damaged (should be a smooth cylinder). If the bore is damaged you will need a new plate and that will not come in any Kit.
Also note the black kind of spider web spring inside of the plate. Some kits come with that and some don't. That spring thing holds the Bronze/brass thrust bearing plate against the bearing housing.

I have only read of it happening once but the kit you get is going to have standard sized bearings. There is oversized outside diameter bearings and undersized inside diameter bearings available. But, that is normally not an issue with the exception that one time I read someone found out that his Turbo had apparently been rebuilt by a turbo rebuilding company and it had oversized OD bearings in it which means his standard kit did not fit it. But, that was the only time I read of that happening.

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I might have missed it but did you identify what companies turbo you have?

If it is a garrett/air research in the pic is an Aluminum Plate. When you get the plate off of it and clean it take a one of those green nylon scouring pads and go inside the bore where the yellow arrow is pointing and clean it up and inspect to see if the bore is damaged (should be a smooth cylinder). If the bore is damaged you will need a new plate and that will not come in any Kit.
Also note the black kind of spider web spring inside of the plate. Some kits come with that and some don't. That spring thing holds the Bronze/brass thrust bearing plate against the bearing housing.

I have only read of it happening once but the kit you get is going to have standard sized bearings. There is oversized outside diameter bearings and undersized inside diameter bearings available. But, that is normally not an issue with the exception that one time I read someone found out that his Turbo had apparently been rebuilt by a turbo rebuilding company and it had oversized OD bearings in it which means his standard kit did not fit it. But, that was the only time I read of that happening.
Yes I have the Garret turbo, not the KKK, that was confirmed before ordering anything.

Thanks for the tips on looking for damage. Plan is to rebuild the spare turbo off my spare engine, and then swap them for least down time.

Have a feeling this is going to be one of those things I do, and then wish I had done it years previously.
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Yeah definitely not happy about their lack of responsiveness. I do customer service for a living and this is laughable.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:25 PM
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There was a guy in AZ who sold a t3 kit on Ebay then you would send him the complete shaft for balancing.


Thats is a great budget option.
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Thank you!

I got the M-Source kit coming.

Don't think I'll be buying from them again. A couple quick questions via email and just zero response at all. Nothing, might as well not have sent them. So far the parts have arrived just fine and that's what counts, but what absolutely terrible customer service.
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Many youtubes. I rebuilt one, using a kit from ebay (<$20). Main issue was that it was dripping oil from the compressor housing. I have both Garrett & KKK between my 2 M-B and spare engine, so forgot which. Didn't look like the photo in post #16, so likely KKK. I recall it didn't have the cooling fins on the dump piston, but rather a smooth housing which aligns w/ the turbo axis. Main thing is to determine whether the nut on the shaft at the compressor blades is RH or LH threads (vaguely recall LH on mine). Also, be very careful handling the compressor blades since they are thin aluminum. My shaft had no noticeable play, so can't say the new bushings helped. I did clean gunk off the compressor blades (1985 CA car which spits crankcase vent oil directly into turbo) and the caked carbon under the exhaust turbine cup. The kits all seem to come w/ too big an O-ring for the compressor housing. One guy posted about specially ordering O-rings from McMaster. I cut and superglued the O-ring to the correct size, and put the seam at the top (to not drip oil). Good luck.

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