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Old 05-21-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Found something inside my TD04

At the moment assembling my engine, and today i mounted the exhaust manifold and turbo. I had to measure the two holes the actuator can is mounted to, so I stuck a thin metal piece in there, just to measure. When i got to the end of the one hole it was something inside the turbo.
It was gray, and when i touched it it sounded like thin thin paper or leaves.

Anyone ever experinced this? It`s supposed to be a new turbo.

(I am sorry for the bad english, i`m from norway!)
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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paint flake probably?
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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Either that or tumbling media or tapping residue. Blow it out or pick it out if it bothers you. Nothing to be concerned about.
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sounds like somone got a dirty turbo ... clean?
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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Well.. I found it.
HPIM0942.jpg

I did NOT put it in there. Well, problem solved.
Here`s some pics of the engine, btw.
HPIM0952.jpg
HPIM0950.jpg
I like to watch gauges!
HPIM0951.jpg
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wow nice looking setup...wtf was in your turbo an aluminum foil turd?
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looks like a packing peanut.
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wow nice looking setup...wtf was in your turbo an aluminum foil turd?
Thanks! It will be better when i get all the samco hoses and stuff Looking forward to starting it up!

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looks like a packing peanut.
Correct, one point for you!
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Where did you get the silicone heater hoses from?

Nice looking set-up BTW.
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The guy I bought my kit off packed the entire thing in packing peanuts with out taking the ends of the manifold, turbo or IC. I spend nearly as much time fishing out packing peanuts as I did installing the thing.
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STBG, your english is fine, welcome to the forum. The packing peanut is pretty funny. It would seem that you are a fan of lightweight and fast cars... Elan?
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When i bought my Nissan T25, it had a piece of foam shoved in the compressor outlet. You could barely see it and I took the compressor housing off to get it out, ended up being two pieces of it in there.
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wow nice looking setup...wtf was in your turbo an aluminum foil turd?
SNOW TURD :gay:
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Where did you get the silicone heater hoses from?

Nice looking set-up BTW.
Thanks.. Theyre from mx5parts.com
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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STBG, your english is fine, welcome to the forum. The packing peanut is pretty funny. It would seem that you are a fan of lightweight and fast cars... Elan?
Elan? What do you mean? But yes, i am a big fan of lightweight and fast cars!

Here`s the specs of the engine, stock bottom.

SPECS:

550cc RC-Eng injectors
Dualfeed fuel rai from FM
2,5" downpipe and exhaust
RFL dumpvalve
TurboXS High Performance boost controller
Magnecor 8,5 Competition Spark Plug Cable Set
Greddy manifold and Mitsubitshi Td04h-15g turbo
ARP headbolts
ACT Extreme organic clutch, rated for 277ft/lbs
E-Manage Ultimate
Innovate LC-1 wideband

Whaddaya think?

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Thanks.. Theyre from mx5parts.com
Crap, I'd buy those if I wouldn't get reamed on shipping from the UK :(
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