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    ok... a friend of a friend is selling a turbo. he wants 100 bucks. i want to know what to look for in case i decided to buy it. i'll probably check it out. i do want to run a turbo eventually.. and if i can buy one now it'll jus help me get it all hooked up sooner. thx guys in advanced.

  • #2
    What turbo is it>

    Basicly you look for any damage to the compressor and turbine blades. Also check for shaft plat....in and out, and back and forth. If there is any play in either direction in excess of about 1/16in, then have it rebuilt.

    Also, there should be no contact between the wheels and the housings. If you hind any places that where the wheel touched the housing, then look fro a different turbo.
    -6S Resident Mechanical Forensics member #001.
    1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
    1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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    • #3
      cant you spin it with your finger to see if it has been lubricated well in the past? It might just be a myth but I heard it somewhere. If it is fresh off the car and was used in less then a week in the past it might still spin alright.

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      • #4
        you can frank, but excessive spinning without a source of oil will damage the bearings

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        • #5
          ^^ Exactly, BAD JUJU.

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          • #6
            i'm not sure which type of turbo it is... or what car it was on. i'll find that out today. i tried askin' my friend but it's his friends' and he doesn't kno about cars. so.. assuming it works well... 100 bucks a good deal? and is there anyone in orlando that is willing to help me do a turbo build?

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            • #7
              how good a deal it is depends on what turbo it is

              if you want to bring it by with your friend or friend's friend or whatever I'll look, but I have a feeling it's a small mitsu turbo
              -Vinny

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              • #8
                small mitsu turbo's are no good?

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                • #9
                  eh, not really for our engines. even though you're not shooting for over 220 or so I still wouldn't go that small
                  -Vinny

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                  • #10
                    For 100 bucks, chances are its not worth buying.
                    -6S Resident Mechanical Forensics member #001.
                    1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
                    1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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                    • #11
                      full spool at 2500 lol.

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                      • #12
                        shitty

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