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The car runs great. I purchased a Innovate AFR gage yesterday so we will see what happens with readings and how bad they really are. I hope there is not a more serious problem hiding in the wings.

The Turbo was brand new (never had heat to exhaust side) from a PO that had it for a month and purchased it from Stephen at Imagine. I'm not sure what happened to the compressor housing to cause that dent but the damage inside was not from me during installation and the damage was not there before I installed it. I'm not sure how the FOD did not hurt the impeller/blades... so this is a bit of a mystery.

Yes, the bearing was overheated and the shaft looks bad. Remember, I drove this car about 60 miles after this happened so that is most likely why the bearing are so dark with burnt oil.

I will keep everyone posted.

Bryan
Old 09-18-2008, 07:38 PM
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