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Also back on topic, I didn't see a lot of input here on rebuilding your turbo. Depending on the condition, rebuilding can be a simple matter. I say this, assuming that both the compressor and turbin wheels and housing are in good shape....nothing bent or missing. You can take the turbo apart in all of 20 minutes and buy new seals, thrust plate, and journal bearings...and install them without having to rebalance everything (must mark the original position of both wheels on the shaft). If the bearing housing is worn but the shaft is ok, you can purchase oversized bearings and ream the housing out to the new dimension. If the shaft is worn, then you're stuck with replacing it and having it all rebalanced.

Again, it all depends on the condition of the components. I'm in the process of doing a rebuild as we speak. Finding the parts...well, they're out there, but not real plentiful. Well less than $100, in my case anyway. Been getting some good input from a forum member who's got a lot of experience.
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