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Old 02-18-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I've used search to help me answer this question but nothing really comes up.


I have a GT2560 turbo and I will not be running water lines.

I know most people who dont run water to their turbo just leave the ports open.

my question is, Can I close the water ports with bolts on my turbo?

Will this put any risks to performance/safety of my turbo?



thanks in advance for all help on this topic.

Once again, sorry if this has been covered!

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Yes. No reason really to need to do that, but whatever floats your boat.
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Is there a reason to not run water?
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More potential failure points and its not an absolute necessity.
My turbo water line snapping on my previous setup contributed to a toasted engine.

I'm almost positive we've had this conversation on here before lol
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Just put the banjo bolts in and cap off the nipples? Though having the ability to cool it is something you'll want to take advantage of...the turbo will last longer.
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Cool, I got nuts fitted and put on already, just wondering this a mess waiting to happen.
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Ball bearing turbos do need to be water cooled, but whatever makes you happy.
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lol @ retardation in this thread. I bet Subaru, Mitsu, Chevy, Ford, VW, and Hyundai should follow your logic and scratch water from the factory turbos, they're obviously unnecessary and Garrett should also stop wasting money on this. there is obviously no reason for it.
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I'm certainly no expert but this sounds like a horrible idea. If you have a water cooled turbo you should probably use water to cool it. It's kinda like deleting your cooling system because your lawnmower is air cooled and it works fine.
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If you don't want to run water, get a turbo that is designed to be oil cooled. The oil ports/chambers are substantially bigger in these turbos. They are designed to have more oil flow to keep everything cooler vs. a water cooled chra. Engineers get payed big bucks to design turbos for a reason.
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If you don't want to run water, get a turbo that is designed to be oil cooled. The oil ports/chambers are substantially bigger in these turbos. They are designed to have more oil flow to keep everything cooler vs. a water cooled chra. Engineers get payed big bucks to design turbos for a reason.
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I could berate you for this myself, but it's much easier to let an actual Garrett engineer do it for me.

https://www.miataturbo.net/showpost....0&postcount=59

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i can't speak from personal experience, but a garrett employee stated following on another forum about garrett ball bearing turbos:

he followed up with follow link (half way down has discussion of importance of water cooling): http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...imization.html

ref: http://nissanroadracing.com/showpost...9&postcount=32
Rob S (Garrett guy in those links) knows what's up.

Summary: if you want your bb turbo to fail, do not attach water lines to it.
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