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I was browsing ebay the other day and came across a company selling genuine garrett turbo rebuild kits for around £50 - I was always led to believe this was strictly a specilist job but looking around the net there are a number of guides on how to strip/clean and replace the bearings & seals.

I know that shaft/impellors have to be specially balanced but apart from that the rest looks quite easy and of course if your shaft has sufferd no damage it should not need re-balancing anyway

not a bad option and could save you around £250 - anyone tried one of these? the company has a good feedback rating 100% over 300 purchases

no doubt there will be various opinions and if you can afford it go the recon route etc what do you think?

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I was browsing ebay the other day and came across a company selling genuine garrett turbo rebuild kits for around £50 - I was always led to believe this was strictly a specilist job but looking around the net there are a number of guides on how to strip/clean and replace the bearings & seals.

I know that shaft/impellors have to be specially balanced but apart from that the rest looks quite easy and of course if your shaft has sufferd no damage it should not need re-balancing anyway

not a bad option and could save you around £250 - anyone tried one of these? the company has a good feedback rating 100% over 300 purchases

no doubt there will be various opinions and if you can afford it go the recon route etc what do you think?

Do yu have a link?

need to do something with my slightly knackered 200tdi turbo,if not its getting swapped for a T28

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:hysterical:

You've got talent Ralph. Not only do you know all the part no's but now your'e quoting magazine page no's too! Brilliant :)

DJ & LR90

only cos I've got the mag & remembered reading it recently & as for part number thats where EPC comes into play to help all you guys spend your ill gotten folding stuff/beer tokens :i-m_so_happy:

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not being a purchaser of any of the magazines, would you mind telling us if the mag thought it was do-able yourself or not Ralph?

Mag said it was not a diy option and that Variable Guide Vane turbos are defo not rebuildable. Can't remember why now but in Car Mechanics mag a few months back they said the same thing. They spoke to the agent for Garret and he said that for VGT's they never rebuild the VGT bit they always start from new.

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A modern Turbo spins at up to 200,000 rpm

As you can imagine ballance is critical at this speed. although you can rebuild your own unit, it is not worth the hassle as you will not do it propperly without a sophisticated ballancing machine. So many companies can do it properly nowadays for under 200 quid. Do the job properly ONCE!

Lara.

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I've been looking into these variable vane turbo's for a bit now... a) i'd love a 2.8 with one bolted to it, but B) i fancy glueing one onto my Td5 (with the relavent ECU modificaton for extra boost)

But.... does anyone have a definitive answer as to:

1) what vehicle these turbo's come off of... i've heard of the Merc ML and sprinters?

2) are they "all the same" or is there a specific model number?

3) any other info i might need?

cheers! :D

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not being a purchaser of any of the magazines, would you mind telling us if the mag thought it was do-able yourself or not Ralph?

I wouldn't attempt to pull a turbo apart or try to refurbish it seems the article in LRO was carried out at a specialist like Turbo Technics, it doesn't tell how to do a step by step refurb just shoes how the specialist do it & has various photos of the turbo parts & tells of the way it works/how the system works & fault finding info.

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All turbos old and new spin between 150 and 200 thou rpm and accepted and the variable type may be untouchable and balancing cannot be done but if its just your seals that are blowing why cant it be a diy option? there are no special tools required and doing a search on the net it seems a lot of people have done this.

Please send me the link for a company that can rebuild my turbo for under £200incl as I am interested

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I stripped and rebuilt the turbo from a 2.5TD, but not as far as replacing the bearings and seals. If you marked aeverything before taking the vanes off the shaft, then I suppose it's possible to replace the bearings and seals yourself. However - rebalancing or other specialist work wouldn't really be a DIY job.

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=2049

Les. :)

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Nice thread as always Les, somehow i expected turbo vanes to look more exotic? dunno why really. nice to know what they look like inside though, might be able identify bits when they come out through the bonnet one day! :unsure:

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