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Old 07-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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So i went clocking my turbo this evening and managed to finally get the bolts that hold the exhaust side turbine on the chra. To try and turn the housing I stuck a pipe into both turbine outlets and turned it a bit to see iif i could get the exhaust housing to move. But the compressor side started turning without having the c clip removed. Should it be able to turn like that with the c clip still in place?

I plan to take a blow torch to the exhaust housing to remove it

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Yeah it'll turn if you force it enough. It's meant to seal more than hold it in place, otherwise it'd be bolted like the turbine side.

I had to use some nuts and bolts as mini bottle jacks to get my chra apart, see my build thread for pics.
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Nice one Curly I'll have a look.
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It took me like a week of soaking it in penetrating fluid still didn't move. Ended up putting it in my freezer for a day then heated up the housing with a blow torch AND did what Curly said to do...it finaly came free.
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I think "clocking a rusted T25" is a necessary experience in anyone's turbo career. Makes you want to buy new turbos after that.
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thank you for all your input gentlemen.. i soaked it in Diesel for a few days, took a torch to it and then did Curly's trick.. POP..



goona rebuild it too.. made friends with a man who has a Turbo balancer that said i could use it
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also that you have a broken stud in the turbine housing...
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also that you have a broken stud in the turbine housing...
no sh*t sherlock haha!! half the reason it came off was either to replace the housing or get it milled out (which is what im doing today)
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I paid $75 at a local shop to get mine out. Still, my turbo was $65 shipped, $90 rebuild kit, and $75 machine shop fees, that's only $230, I'll take it.

Those tiny bottle jacks worked wonders. SOOOOO effortless compared to everything else I tried.
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that is small money.. over here a rebuild is gonna cost 400 euro (around 500$) and i can get a rebuilt kit for 100 euro so im going to do it myself.. i have access to a balancer so why not..
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