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post #1 of 5 Old 06-03-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuilding Stock Turbo

Hey guys,
I really need to either rebuild or replace my stock turbo. The bearings are so shot I'm scared of it grenading on me going down the highway. I've found a few rebuild kits for relatively cheep and am wondering how easy these turbos are to rebuild.
Additionally, does anyone know of a turbo shop around the Denver area that will balance turbo wheels? I'll only have access to my home shop and tools for a week so time would be of the essence.

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Someone has got to have some insight on this....

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Rebuilding a turbo is no tougher than rebuilding a carb. That is, ofcourse, if your fins haven't been grinding on the case then you need a new one. Why are you wanting to balance the turbo wheels? Thinking that caused the bearings to go out?
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From what I've read, you should balance the wheels for longevity. I'm not going to keep the truck too much longer, but I might as well do it right.

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Look in the tech write ups ben.....I did a write up on a 7.3 turbo removal and rebuild.

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