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Postby lufc on Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:56 am

hi all
looking to put a new turbo on my MN current one has done 230,000 ks
question is do i go original/oem again or is there a better aftermarket option
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Re: new turbo

Postby Joel on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 pm

If the original has done 230k kms why not go oem and it should last that long again
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Re: new turbo

Postby lufc on Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Joel wrote:If the original has done 230k kms why not go oem and it should last that long again


Yep I get that , but sometimes aftermarket is better
For eg

OEM clutch 70,000ks
Aftermarket clutch 150,000ks
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Re: new turbo

Postby BillMcQuade on Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 am

Take the turbo to a good, well known turbo shop, and have it overhauled.

There are also some improvements that can be made, which will increase the longevity.
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Re: new turbo

Postby lufc on Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 am

BillMcQuade wrote:Take the turbo to a good, well known turbo shop, and have it overhauled.

There are also some improvements that can be made, which will increase the longevity.


cheers for that ill do some research
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Re: new turbo

Postby MilkmanDan on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:35 pm

If it ain’t broke then why fix it?

If it were me I’d look at an external gated traditional turbo, not the variable vane type, with this timed to suit would be a weapon.
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Re: new turbo

Postby lufc on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:41 pm

MilkmanDan wrote:If it ain’t broke then why fix it?

If it were me I’d look at an external gated traditional turbo, not the variable vane type, with this timed to suit would be a weapon.


I do want to get this turbo tested first to see if that is the problem
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Re: new turbo

Postby Lin1952 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:08 am

I have done 223,000K's in a 3.2 diesel. Is an overhaul a normal requirement in this kilometre range and has anyone reported any turbo failures ?
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Re: new turbo

Postby MilkmanDan on Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:10 am

Unless the seals are shot or has excessive shaft play don’t waste your money
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Re: new turbo

Postby RHKTriton on Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:58 am

Interestingly, the shaft on my son's mn turbo has virtually no play, whereas the unit on my ml has always had a bit of axial play. (mn 210k & ml over 230k).

I put it down to the design of the units. Allowances have to be made for expansion of components as they heat up, etc.

If you can wiggle the compressor vanes against the housing its probably stuffed or due for a rebuild.
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