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Chain fence eating turbo
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by slyguy View Post
It's to benefit your turbo. The oil in a fresh rebuild gets contaminated quickly and can damage the seals especially in one of the newer close tolerance turbos. I found out the hard way.
Originally Posted by RarlyL8 View Post
Freshly rebuilt engines have many ways to take out a turbo. Break-in goo in the oil ends up in the turbo housing, excess sealants can go anywhere, and that nut you can't find is in the header. I think Rocket found that one.
Gotcha. You know, just when you think you got all the bases covered, you learn sumthin' new....

Glad I read this, I would of never thought my future rebuild would kill (or have the potential to kill) the turbo.
Cory - turbo'd '87 C3.2 Guards/Blk, 3.4, 7.5:1 CR P & C's, soon to be 993SS cams and GSXR 750 ITB's fed by 964 intake, Borg-Warner S366 turbo @ 1.4 bar, Treadstone full bay IC, TiAL F46 WG, HKS 1 1/2" BOV, twin 044 pumps, MegaSquirt 2 (v3.57 board) w/EDIS, Tramont wheels (285's rr, 225's frt), Big Reds frt, 993 rr., tower brace, MOMO wheel
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