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#1 junkyardgabe

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Posted 04 December 2003 - 08:25 PM

What year ea82 turbos are the better to use? I found a complete '86 xt turbo 4wd with 106k on it. I don't know if it runs, but I'm gonna go back in the next couple of days and try and get the whole car.

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Posted 04 December 2003 - 09:05 PM

Depends on who you ask. The early motor used a little different electronics system, with the MAF being the most obvious difference. They weren't rated with quite the same power as the 87-90 turbos, but you can crank the boost on the older ones without the computer cutting fuel. On the flip side, the early motors, 85-86, have generation 1 heads which are know for cracking. Some would say the ideal motor is an 85-86 with better heads put on, but that's debatable.

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 02:22 AM

106k isn't too bad. i'd put a 106k turbo on my car in a second as long as it didn't look cooked. I don't think there's any difference between different years of EA82 turbos except the 87+ turbos have the wastegate routed to s separate controller instead of right off of the vacuum thingy like the 85/86s.

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 07:49 AM

Originally posted by baccaruda
106k isn't too bad. i'd put a 106k turbo on my car in a second as long as it didn't look cooked. I don't think there's any difference between different years of EA82 turbos except the 87+ turbos have the wastegate routed to s separate controller instead of right off of the vacuum thingy like the 85/86s.



Ha ha, dumb me. He didn't ask what turbo motors. :o Oh well, I don't think there is any difference in the turbos used through out the years, and yeah 106k should still be good enough to use without worry.

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Posted 05 December 2003 - 08:09 AM

hell my wagons turbo has 290k on it.. still works like new haha... depends on how it was taken care of IMO... i'm gunna keep mine for a spare because i know its still good...




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