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Old 12-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #21
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Got the turbo on today... found out that my 14b had some 1 or 2 bent compressor fins, no shaft play though.

I have a small coolant leak coming from one of my water lines. I'll fix that and take it for a ride tomorrow.

I preoiled the journal with lucas break in additive, the turbo looks nice and seems to spoil quicker than the 14b did. I revved the car to 5k and hit 4psi, i thought most turbos would only do that with 2 step.

I will post pics tomorrow and hopefully have a video soon.

Oh dear lord. Why do you own a turbo car, again?
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Decent gas mileage with power, fun driving through the mountains, pretty good for autocross.
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Today I went for about a 20 mile drive... wholy cow this thing flows so much more than my old warn out 14b. I broke it loose at 50mph at 14psi on one good pull. Other than that i'm going to be conservative for about a week. I'm going to dyno tune, then begin the test of longevity. I will post pics and videos very soon.
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Today I went for about a 20 mile drive... wholy cow this thing flows so much more than my old warn out 14b. I broke it loose at 50mph at 14psi on one good pull. Other than that i'm going to be conservative for about a week. I'm going to dyno tune, then begin the test of longevity. I will post pics and videos very soon.
Are you on Walmart tires or was it just 35 degrees and wet outside?
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Reading this thread makes me get that feeling you get when you slow down, even though you know you shouldn't, to get a better look at that accident on the other side of the freeway.
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damn rubbernecker
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Ha ha rubber neck, never heard that one. I'm running on falken 215/45Z fk452's, I get decent traction but not good enough to stick on hard pulls from down low. The turbo starts spooling from 2500~2800rpms and have full spool around 3600. It's buttery smooth boost compared to my tired 14B. I love waking up and going to work for the mere fact of getting to drive my car, i'm in l-o-v-e. My girlfriend is already jealous of it and I have only had it two months.

I'm getting a minor water coolant leak at the fittings on the turbo, that seems to be the only problem.
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I would like a Garrett, would you be willing to donate?
I'll donate it when you donate money to my Paypal account.
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I'll donate it when you donate money to my Paypal account.
LOL!!! I'll donate to that account, once I start to get any play with this turbo. Yesterday I participated in a local autocross event, the turbo definitely has a lot more lag than my last turbo. I knew that was going to happen, however, the sacrifice was not in vain. I love how hard it hits up top. So far I have over 2,000 miles...

NO SHAFT play.

I will have pics tomorrow if its not raining.
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there is shaft play, just not on your turbo
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So far I have over 2,000 miles...
You have put 2k miles on this turbo in 5 days?
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*edit: nevermind...gonna be nice for the sake of a different turbo review

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You have put 2k miles on this turbo in 5 days?
Actually yea, we traveled to the beach and back. Then went up to west virginia to visit some family. It's very possible to put that many miles on.
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there is shaft play, just not on your turbo
You are correct sir.
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And yes the videos were filmed with a prehistoric 7.3 megapixel potatoe.

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Next step, new intake piping from recirculator up.
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Getting there.
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wrap your *rubber* water lines next to turbo.
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