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crack in turbo housing

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#1 slidewaysuby


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Posted 01 October 2004 - 10:35 PM

my turbo on my ea82t wagon has a crack in the housing between the impeller and the wastegate valve i was wondering if i should replace the unit or will it be all right to use it?

here are some pics of it



#2 Turbone


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Posted 01 October 2004 - 11:43 PM

I would say change it. Why do further damage to it and possibly to something else? Theres lots of EA82T units around.

#3 archemitis


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:17 AM

well, i go about stuff the wrong way i suppose, but i have run several rhb turbos, that had cracked cast iron. seems like fords and isuzus have the same thing happen (but much more often) and as long as it doesnt leak i say run it =].

but if your rebuilding a motor, or can find one easy enough, i would say replacing it would not hurt.

#4 slidewaysuby


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:50 AM

so i guess i will see if i can find a replacement. anywone have one they are willing to sell?


#5 Vanislru


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:37 AM

My daily driver [86 dl ea82t] has a seriously cracked housing, I'm looking to move up to a larger turbo but i've got 30,000km on it since i noticed the cracks and i'm really not all that concerned. I don't think you need to rush out and throw down cash immediately, but take a good look at the end play on the shaft. Make sure there's no rubbing cause if it's rubbin on the exhaust side it probly will on the intake side too. And that's no good.

I drove the wagon in my sig. with a cracked turbo for 3 seasons with no probs. Maybe there might be some exhaust leaking out the crack by the wastegate valve but not enough to effect boost i would think.:)

I could ship a turbo for cheap to Oregon I would think, I'll take a look while I'm at the graveyard.

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