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post #1 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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took my powermax off and found this

i found the shaft was clipped some and you can see in the pics. Do you think this was hurting my performance any? I dont remember this being there when it was installed




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Can't imagine what could possibly do that while running. There is nothing for it to rub on. That said that is a really crappy casting. I can't believe they let that go out with that kind of porosity. I would have sent that right back to the foundry.
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That's how they all are; even the stock turbo has the shaft nut like that. You might be able to make it out in the pic below... BTW, like Mitch said, that casting IS VERY porous... It is not affecting your performance one bit.


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The ground down nut is how they balance the shaft. No big deal.
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welll thats great its normal. I learned something new today, i guess when i got the turbo i was more worried about getting it on than looking it over



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Like others have said, that is perfectly normal. Every single one we have looks just like that.



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thats how they balance turbos, not just a powermax thing

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great to know. Thanks guys



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