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2010-03-22 05:48:34
To rebuil, or not to rebuild...
I have a garret T25 journal bearing turbo, about to be installed in a w10 DET.

It came with the w10 DET engine. It has almost zero shaftplay, but if i put my finger inside de cold side exit( that points downward) my finger comes out full of an oily stuff.

My friends tell me i shuold just to have it rebuilt, and some say to just put it in like that.

Will the seals fail o degrade with all the time the engines have been just lying arround?

I dont plan on doing more than 9psi with this baby.. but i wanted to know if you just always rebuild them before the swap or take the chance and put them in like they come..
2010-03-22 12:59:45
i would personally rebuild it, but to each thier own. rebuild kits are cheaper than buying a new turbo, and rebuilds are pretty straight forward
2010-03-22 13:51:21
There's a really good How To guide floating around, that walks you thru step by step rebuilds, too
2010-03-22 13:56:53
Yah rebuild that sucker.
2010-03-22 14:01:49
JUST so you know, though...

Oily residue in the compressor outlet isn't that big of a deal. If you recall, the stock setup has the intake pre-turbo with MAF housing on it, and the PCV apparatus is also on this intake pipe. This is so the system correctly "vacuums" the pressure from the crank case area and head area.
2010-03-22 15:00:48
Thanks a lot guys, i read till late last nite about rebuilding it my self... because here in mexico they charge me over 200 usd (aprx for the job) and i think its a ripoff..

i think ill do it my self, it does not seem that complicated.
2010-03-22 17:11:01
It really isn't. Just take your time, follow my How To guide, and have fun. You could actually rebuild a turbo in about 1.5 hours, but I took my time to clean everything up really well before putting it back together since the turbine section seal was shot.
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