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What others said. That's typical FOD damage. While it's possible for hi-mileage diesel turbos to be eaten away over years trough high sulphur content in fuel, it's not something that happens to low mileage gasoline driven cars.

You might want to do a leakdown test to ensure that it wasn't a piece of exhaust valve that went down into turbocharger. Either that, or a welding piece that dislodged from the presumed aftermarket header.

Also, inspect turbine housing for damage. If there is a damage on turbine housing, I would recommend changing the turbo as a whole and not trying to rebuild it. Changing the turbine wheel alone is tricky business that requires pricey balancing equipment, and if there are gauges on turbine housing the end result is most probably not going to be worth it.

Thank you for your time,
Old 10-05-2008, 09:23 AM
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