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AngM018 AngM018 is offline
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Engine Rebuild Vs. New turbo

I heard a rumor that it is a bad idea to run a new/good turbo when breaking in a freshly rebuilt engine. The reason being, metal shavings go through the oil supply and could destroy the seals etc.

Anyone have any experience with this? Will I be ok to run my new turbo (k27HFS), or would it be best to salvage my old K26 until the break it is completed (turbo is in ruff shape)

Thanks for any advice you can give!
John A.
1979 Porsche 930: 3.4L, SC cams, Twin plug, Leask WUR, Custom SSI turbo exhaust, Tial WG, K27HFS, and we can't forget the Zork (short lived depending on my homeowners assoc.)
05 Boxster S: For the Track.
06 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon: Tow Vehicle
Old 10-26-2007, 02:14 PM
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