View Single Post
KoenigsTiger KoenigsTiger is offline
Registered User
KoenigsTiger's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 455
Question How Much Shaft Play Is too much?(K27)


YouTube video:

Hello Everyone!

I am Noob, I am trying to collect parts before I can turbo charge...

Anyway, I bought a "eBay special rebuilt" turbo... Thought it would be a good turbo...

Its a k27-7006 with a k27-7002 cold side. Is this a very poor choice to begin with? Should I try to return and run?

I am planning to rebuild my 3.0 with turbo rods machined to work with my 3.0 crank and stock 3.3 P&C. Which will make it something like a 3.16L

To make the matters worse, there seems to be a lot of shaft play on the cold side... When I wiggle the shaft lateral the gap between the fan blades & housing grows from .008 to .025 thou. ( As far as I can measure with my normal feeler gauges.)

What size of gap tips of the blades supposed to have normally before I wiggle the shaft?

Is the shaft supposed to have free play in it at all? Or how much is ok for a "rebuilt" turbo???

Thank you very much gents!

P.S. Would a YouTube video help?

Last edited by KoenigsTiger; 05-20-2013 at 04:14 PM.. Reason: YouTube Vido Added
Old 05-16-2013, 08:07 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)