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Blown Turbo???

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#1 Kableguy


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Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:37 PM

I have an '88 gl-10 turbo.
I am not sure if i need a new turbo or just new gaskets??? I installed a new crossover pipe and reused the old gaskets cause I was lazy and they looked good enough to use. I took the car for a test drive down the road and got 8 pounds of boost for the first time ever. As I drove up and down the road, the boost progressively went lower and lower, until it stared to register zero pounds. I checked and there are no more gaskets there except for the inner rings. Could the leaks totally eliminate my boost, or could a piece of the gaskets have blown through the turbo and be stuck in there somehow??

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:12 PM

put some new gaskets on and use a torque wrench. it will solve your problem

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 11:01 AM

if you have exhaust leaks before the turbo, there wont be any exhaust pressure to spin the turbo. use some hi-temp silicone(the orange copper stuff) on the gaskets, even on used ones if they are still intact

#4 Nug


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Posted 08 October 2003 - 02:52 PM

Any exhaust leak before the turbo will reduce your boost, often dramatically.

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