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 Post subject: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:35 pm 
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hi guys, i have a ba xr6 turbo. by the sounds of things they are a garrett GT35/40 turbo. the turbo shaft has no play in it and the free spin on the turbo when u spin it goes for ever so im guessing the turbo shaft bearings are shagged. my question is how bad is it to get that fixed? is it gonna cost the same to buy a second hand turbo as it is to get a bearing kit put thru it.
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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:40 pm 
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there is nothing wrong with it!!
no play and the turbo spins smooth for a long time is a good thing..

if there is shaft play ,doesnt spin with ease or is noisy then it needs to be rebuilt..
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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:49 pm 
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hahaha. what do you reckon a turbo does? sounds like you got a awesome turbo!

 

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:53 pm 
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nah guys as soon as it comes on boost it sounds like the fans are hitting the housing. but there is no shaft play and when i spin the shaft with my fingers i can hear the noise. its deff the bearings. but i just dont know where to start as far as fixing the problem. what is a bearing kit gonna be worth for someone to fit to it

 

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:06 pm 
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the noise could be oil starvation to the turbo?
has the inline filter ever been checked or replaced?
usually a rebuild is around $700-1000 depending on whats needed...
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Im with Troyman.
BA Turbos are very well known for oil starvation issues to the turbo.
Im tipping the bronze inine filter is blocked.
I believe Earls do a bypass and filter kit now that can be serviced.

 

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:28 pm 
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ok so basically take the turbo off and get someone to put a bearing kit thru it and change the filter over? and is gonna cost me bout $1000 .

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Try the oil filter kit first.
Dont the bearings seem rattly and loose in these turbos until they get oil pressure and the film to take up the movement?

 

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possably up to $1000..
the filter isnt in the turbo its in the supply line from the engine block.
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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:43 pm 
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ok so there is a slight possability that it might still be ok and that the filter might just be blocking oil getting to the bearings and when the pressure builds it back up the noise might dissapear?

ok ill take the filter off tomorrow and start there i guess.....

does anyone know any decent places to get turbos rebuilt in adelaide?

 

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Try the oil filter kit first.
Dont the bearings seem rattly and loose in these turbos until they get oil pressure and the film to take up the movement?


bush bearing, yes..
ball bearing , no..

im pretty sure the ba turbo's are ball bearing, but i could be wrong...
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:08 pm 
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yea i think they are ball bearing. all i know is that its garrett and from what ive found on the net its a GT 35/40

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:09 pm 
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New CRA required.. By the sounds of it...
If the blades have hit comp housing ??
Thrust bearing issues...
She's pretty much cactus...

 

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP!!!! turbo bearings
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:53 pm 
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ok guys well the turbo is off and on the courier down to adelaide turbo services. $850 to do the bearings if thats all it is. and they were so helpful on the phone as far as telling me how to take the turbo off and additional information. couldnt praise them enough if anyone needs work done on turbos

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:02 pm 
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TRY-AGN wrote:
ok guys well the turbo is off and on the courier down to adelaide turbo services. $850 to do the bearings if thats all it is. and they were so helpful on the phone as far as telling me how to take the turbo off and additional information. couldnt praise them enough if anyone needs work done on turbos



Hey buddie,

I am having the same problem to my 02 xr6 turbo, i have been noticing the same noises you have explained. How did you go getting it rebuilt? Did it fix the noise?


Also of topic but still relevant when you werehaving these problems to the turbo did you suffer over boosting also?

But mate let me know how you faired because i am going through the same problem now but im in melbourne,

Hear from you soon,
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