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Old 05-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy time to rebuild my greddy turbo

so today i was working on the car and out of curiosity i checked the shaft play on the turbo and its moving side to side and in and out
So i think its time for a rebuild. Anyone know of a good rebuild kit or any advice?
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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I've seen affordable rebuild kits for the tdo4h-15g on ebay and I've heard of guys using them and not having any issues with quality. If you don't trust ebay, google "tdo4h 15g rebuild" - guess what the first result is? A miataturbo.net thread: https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t14104/ where the same question is asked and there are plenty of answers.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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When all else fails, call gpopshop. They can either supply you with a good rebuild kit at a very reasonable price, or rebuild it for you for a couple hundred bucks.
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how many miles and what oil do you use?
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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how many miles and what oil do you use?
only about 30k and 10w30 mobil synthetic
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What about doing what another forum user did recently, he got an upgraded housing, or wheel maybe for his greddy turbo. While its out, maybe its worth it.
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dude i fried my greddy turbo too.
only problem is i also bought a ebay rebuild kit.
it was no good, the parts didnt fit well. i had to dremel down the parts but still didnt fit really well.
i called greddy for a rebuild kit, they said that they dont have one. you have to send it back to them to get it rebuilt, which is going to cost quite a bit.

now im back to stock in the meantime. HAHA
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Do the 19T up grade! then dyno it and let us know how it works. There is at least 2 other people on here that have done that, but I have not seen any numbers from them yet.
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Do the 19T up grade! then dyno it and let us know how it works. There is at least 2 other people on here that have done that, but I have not seen any numbers from them yet.
im not looking to spend too much money. just wanna rebuild it and let it hold for a while till i get a new gt2860 set up
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Keep in mind that just because you have some play doesn't mean your turbo is broken and needs a rebuild. Does it make any noise? Is it actually making contact with the housing?
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Do the 19T up grade! then dyno it and let us know how it works. There is at least 2 other people on here that have done that, but I have not seen any numbers from them yet.
On this subject, how can this be done? Do you just have to send the turbo out to a place like gpop and just ask them to change it to a 19t? The only 19t turbo I've found is the volvo one which does not have the same flanges as our greddy, so it seems this cannot be done the ol' DIY way and must be supplied/installed by a shop? Who can do this and for how much?
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Before I went with the FM3 kit I had already sent my turbo out to have the 19t upgrade done. My price at the time for a service on the turbo, 19t upgrade, and polished compressor housing was something like $700 IIRC.

After much BS back and forth the turbo was sent back to me untouched and by that time I had already gone with the FM3. Rebuilds can probably be had for $350 or so from gpopshop.
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When mine goes **** up I'll be sending mine to Deadbolt Enterprises. Port, polish, ceramic coat blahblahblahblah and they do it for a reasonable price.
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Gpop did my T19 up grade and rebuild also a upgraded WG can that holds 14psi for $800,though it was a little steep but quality was good and turn around time was 2 weeks.

So far the T-19 has been un-impressive, dyno had proven only a no whp improvement @ same PSI.

The WG can was a great improvement.

I have a bunch of videos and dyno graph.....need to post that.
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the ones i found were td04-15g not td04h-15g...does that matter? and does it have flatback or superback design?
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When mine goes **** up I'll be sending mine to Deadbolt Enterprises. Port, polish, ceramic coat blahblahblahblah and they do it for a reasonable price.
DONT!!!! Deadbeat....I mean Deadbolt is where I sent mine!! The guy is great until he has your **** in hand, then your just another **** he could give two ***** about.

Apparently they are awesome in the subie community (thats how I got word of them), but I STRONGLY advise you stay away.
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The standard greddy turbo, the 15G is not a super back, the 19T is a super back
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Gpop did my T19 up grade and rebuild also a upgraded WG can that holds 14psi for $800,though it was a little steep but quality was good and turn around time was 2 weeks.

So far the T-19 has been un-impressive, dyno had proven only a no whp improvement @ same PSI.

The WG can was a great improvement.

I have a bunch of videos and dyno graph.....need to post that.
yes please post this!
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did you ever get your rebuild kit?

wondering how it turned out.
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