Just finished rebuilding my turbo so I figured I'd post up some pics.
Whilst I was there I figured I would give the wastegate a bit of a going over with a die grinder. It's rude not to. I didn't enlarge it much but before I started it was semicircular.
My turbine housing has some fairly monster cracks in it but none of them are on the outside so I have decided to use it till it grenades
I still have a little bit of lateral play in the shaft on the compressor side but the wheel doesn't touch the housing anywhere so I suppose the CHRA is a little worn. But there is no play in or out (new thrust collar & bearing ftw) If it lasts me a year then I'll consider it worth it.
Rebuild kit $80
bit of paint, oil, degreaser $5
Having the thing blow up in my face the first time I use it to teach me not to be such a ******* cheapskate $PRICELESS$
I'm a little dissapointed that the CHRA is showing rust 1 day after cleaning it. Any surface treatments you guys can reccomend? I'm thinking of home remedies here if I'm not interested in ceramic coating it. I'm guessing VHT paint will last about 7.64seconds.