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Old 10-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default T3 Turbo Housing crack

I am starting a build up on a miata and I finally purchased a turbo. In the rebuilding process I found a crack on the tubro housing. How bad is this? Do I need a new turbo? No signs of crack on the outside.
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That's definitely the worst crack I've seen on a usuable turbo. I say run it until you find a replacement for cheap though. It's going to get worse and worse but that might take a year of hardcore expansion and contraction to really matter. As long as nothing is sticking out and into the blades of the turbine wheel then I say go for it.
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If it's a .48AR stage 1, you can probably find another on eBay for cheap
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That doesn't look good. I'd change it out before even putting it in because doing things twice sucks.
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If he wants to run the car this weekend I wouldn't hesitate to run it, if he has all kinds of time then I would definitely source another. Hell i might even have one in better shape that that piece.. What A/R is it?
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I have one if you need it, PM me.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #7
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I am planning to get everything this winter and I will probably turbo charge the car this spring. Thank you everyone for the advice.T3 A/R is 48 if anyone had one I am interested in one.
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If it's a .48AR stage 1, you can probably find another on eBay for cheap

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If it's a .48AR stage 1, you can probably find another on eBay for cheap
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I have one if you need it, PM me.
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Its a cheap and easy fix for you.

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