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Is this turbo FUBAR????

I just picked this up for $100. I Just spent some time cleaning it up.(pics taken before cleaning) It has very little shaft play, but a couple of the compressor wheel blades have tiny little chips at the corners, and the turbine housing was very oily. I know the rebuild kit is cheap, but I don't think I can wait. Is it safe to run?



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If the fins are like that, I wonder if the guy was overheating the motor.
I'd probably get it balanced out, just in case.
I'd DEF rebuild it for sure.


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Looks rough.

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I wouldn't run that, looks like oil is leaking out of the turbine seal. The blade is dinged up too which is pretty unusual for the exhaust side

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The turbine (exhaust side) is in really bad shape. I wouldn't run it based on that. Coach.

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Those aren't bends you see on the turbine wheel. Its grime from my fingers from when I spun it. I'll get another pic up soon.


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It's that dirty?
That's terrible.


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It almost looks like the VGT actuator over extended the vanes and they hit the wheel.

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The turbine wheel is in perfect condition as far as I can tell. Like I said before it was just grime on the edges that made it look bent.


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Yeah its pretty dirty. Here's the compressor wheel.


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