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Old 07-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default What to do with a Turbo after spun bearing

I have a brand new Garrett 2560R that I put on a recently rebuilt 1.8 engine. The engine spun a bearing while I was doing the initial tuning of boost settings.
The turbo has about 2hrs on it. It is a ball bearing turbo. The engine was run for about 1/2 and hour after the knocking was first heard(my bad). I did see some bearing particles at the restrictor when I removed the turbo oil line.

I want to sell the turbo but want to honest about the condition it's in. Is the turbo toast or can it just be flushed out?

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Whoever buys it should idle the motor with the new turbo installed for a minute or two. That will move a bunch of oil to flush any foreign particles out of the housing and keep shaft speed low until it's happened.

From there, you cross your fingers. Even if it seizes up, it's only $450 or so to swap the CHRA with Garrett.
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If you sell it would you buy the exact time turbo again? If so just do the garrett CHRA exchange mentioned above.
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