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 Post subject: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:01 pm 
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I turboed my el about six months ago and within five minutes of driving it the turbo died when it hit boost the first time, it was a t3 with t4 internals and the wastegate was set for 9psi, I was wondering whether or not the vacuum line from the wastegate not being connected to anything would have caused way to much boost and just spun the turbo to pieces? First time turboing by myself so any advice will be appreciated

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Overboost would have killed your engine not the turbo.

What kind of turbo was it?
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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Not surewhat brand but it was a t3 with t4 internals it was second hand in a whole setup so whether it was f**k or not I don't know but it ran fine idling and giving it a rev

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:32 pm 
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you killed it in what way??
fell to peices internally? huge oil smoke? or just stopped boosting?
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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:36 pm 
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The fins were sitting in the pod and in the intercooler the shaft is bent and there was oil on the housing

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:42 pm 
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s**t... thats a huge failure!..
you didnt by accident drop something in the intake pipe or filter when it was assembled??
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:47 pm 
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s**t... thats a huge failure!..
you didnt by accident drop something in the intake pipe or filter when it was assembled??


thats wer that 1/2" spanna went. lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Na nothing in there but there is a fitting on the wastegate and one on the intake side that aren't joined up that wouldn't have done it?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:07 pm 
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So you just left an open hole on the intake to the turbo???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Na the intake pipe to the throttle body has a barb fitting plumbed into it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:41 pm 
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well either way you need a new turbo now...
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Yeah I'm just making sure it wasn't anything to do with those fittings that made it destroy itself, I don't want to buy a new one and have the same happen

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:12 pm 
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was it getting enough/any oil? and theres no such thing as "t4 internals in a t3"
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Plenty of oil, and apparently there is, t3 body with t4 internals

 

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 Post subject: Re: Killed the turbo
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:21 pm 
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well see t3 and t4 refer to the footprint sizes, for example a GT4202 is available with either t4 or t6 footprint.
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