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Old 03-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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After doing a tad research I figured I'd ask on here. I am trying to figure out which turbine housings I can use to replace my cracked t3/t4e turbine housing (.48 ar w/ stage I wheel measuring approx. 48.565mm and 58.42mm). Obviously I can call Garrett and get a replacement but I would rather buy a different turbo for the same price.

I think I can use any T3 turbine housing but haven't found data that supports my theory. Anybody have any insight on this? I need to figure this out because I have 2 weeks to find and buy a replacement housing. Thanks guys!
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the housing much match the same staging for the wheel. so if you can find one that accepts a turbine wheel of 58mm, you shouldn't have any issue.

say you have a stage I wheel and put it in a stage III turbine housing, there will be a huge void of space around the inducer and it wont perform well.
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But other than that any t3 housing should mate up with the center housing? If so finding a new turbine housing won't be nearly as difficult.
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the housing much match the same staging for the wheel. so if you can find one that accepts a turbine wheel of 58mm, you shouldn't have any issue.

say you have a stage I wheel and put it in a stage III turbine housing, there will be a huge void of space around the inducer and it wont perform well.
What is a turbine stage? Is that old garrett nomenclature for turbine uh inducer size category?
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They like to say stages rather than trim for the turbines or at least that is what I am getting from what literature there is on the web. Why they don't use trim is beyond me.
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Got off the guy from garrett and he stated the housings, provided they are housing the same stage wheel, are indeed interchangeable.

The bad news is my turbo is a T3/T04B which is a step down so I don't think I am going to waste effort on finding a new housing :(
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a step down from what?
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Got off the guy from garrett and he stated the housings, provided they are housing the same stage wheel, are indeed interchangeable.
Did he at least give you a kiss to go along with that little info-nugget? Seems a little one sided if he didn't...
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a step down from what?
T3/T4E, the T04B is a much older less efficient wheel.

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Did he at least give you a kiss to go along with that little info-nugget? Seems a little one sided if he didn't...
He confirmed that it is a T3/T04B, that it is a 60 trim compressor, and it is a stage I turbine. He also recommended that I try to get a T3/T04E with a 50 trim compressor, a stage III turbine, and a .48 A/R turbine housing.
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