Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Mon 28.03.2016, 13:32

I can now confirm that the turbo cartridge fits, and works OK! :clap:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby maz_r » Mon 28.03.2016, 17:23

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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby chrisP » Thu 31.03.2016, 15:10

Great news, thanks for finding a replacement.... something else the group wont have to worry about now
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby Giniw » Thu 31.03.2016, 17:03

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As for the alternator I am surprised that it can be removed easily, I thought the engine needed to be removed from the car.
Anyway I am glad your Elan is back on the road :)
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby Rob P » Thu 31.03.2016, 17:07

Great to hear that the Elan is back on the road, interesting topic to have been following and glad it appears to have had a happy ending
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby John_W » Thu 31.03.2016, 18:46

HJ2 wrote:Hmmmzzz... Not much going on in this topic, I am the only one posting :lol:
In case somebody follows, here's an update:

HJ,
Keep posting. It's interesting, and your photos are great. However, please don't expect many replies from me, because:
a) I have no hope of contributing anything useful, as what you are doing is far too advanced for my DIY skills
b) I am afraid that if I have too much contact with you, my Elan might catch some of the terrible diseases that your one has caught recently
c) This thread is fascinating, but I'm always afraid to look - the project creep involved is a bit like looking at a train smash in slow motion :smt077

Well done for all the complex procedures you have been doing, and good luck with getting your Elan fully healthy. :clap:

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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Thu 31.03.2016, 21:06

Hahaha!

It's not just the Elan... Pneumonia, Flue, surgery and a couple of other minor inconveniances... I almost became my Elan! :m100:
I hope it does not spread like a specific virus or something.

On the positive side, it still keeps the learning curve steep! :bonk:
Keep on coming with that freight train.... :chair:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby Giniw » Thu 31.03.2016, 21:31

HJ2 wrote:I almost became my Elan! :m100:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Fri 01.04.2016, 10:26

OK, Next project... I've sourced a suitable variable turbo geometry intake that might fit :bananasex:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby ovi » Mon 04.04.2016, 18:36

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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Mon 23.05.2016, 16:22

The re-core has now doubled in price... :evil:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Fri 23.12.2016, 19:50

dapinky wrote:It just seems too good to be true - a new unit for only twice the price of the bits you need to re-build the old (worn) unit...

.... I hope I'm wrong (and cynical!) - mainly for H-J who is spending out the money at the moment, but also for other owners who can benefit.

The only thing that concerns me is that if there is a sudden rush of orders, the price could well end up rising for items which he has possibly had lying around for a long time and don't owe him much....

.... maybe worth (if it fits and is a good replacement) making an enquiry to buy a 'job lot'????


You are gifted Dave! the price went up bonkers, but is now coming down a little.
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Fri 03.03.2017, 17:01

Here we go again.
Time for another update :smt097

After just 2.200 kilometers the car developed the all to well known burnt oil smell again :roll:
I just had a quick look and could clearly see engine oil + what looks like lead gasket material coming out of the shaft for the wastegate actuator. :wtf:

Where does this oil comes from?
Why me?
Am I doing something wrong?
Where does the gasket material coming from?

After several alternators, turbo's HGJ's and numerous other troubles... should I now sell the damn thing and start playing Chess?
Should I start driving like a granddad? Either I'm to stupid to fix it, or this car is haunted :oops: :smt013 :smt010 :smt009
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby bbjon » Sat 04.03.2017, 22:56

That sounds odd? What's happening with boost, are you getting spikes? It sounds like it could be the actuator diaphragm has gone.
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Sat 04.03.2017, 23:04

Thanks but i believe that the diafragm is on the other side of the rod ;-)
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby bbjon » Sat 04.03.2017, 23:22

Ah righto - sorry - I guess the oil you've got isn't where I thought it was!
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 05.03.2017, 01:13

HJ2 wrote:Here we go again.
I just had a quick look and could clearly see engine oil + what looks like lead gasket material coming out of the shaft for the wastegate actuator. :wtf:
Where does this oil comes from?
Why me?
Am I doing something wrong?
Where does the gasket material coming from?


Got any photos Henk ?

Rebuilding my Subaru engine (117,000 miles / 188,00 km?) and noticed just a bit of play in the turbine bearings but couldn't find a bearing kit or core available (it's a Mitsubishi turbo) so sent it for a refurb by AET while I get on with the engine. Turbo is back looking new and shiny with a lot of instructions about filling with oil and priming the system AND a note that says I must FIT A NEW OIL FEED PIPE for the warranty to be valid. Annoying as I've already cleaned out the old one and I didn't have a bearing failure, just general wear. :banghead:

Just wondering ... did your bearings fail? Have you got some debris in the oil system that has damaged the new bearings?
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Sun 05.03.2017, 10:02

bbjon wrote:Ah righto - sorry - I guess the oil you've got isn't where I thought it was!


After reading my post again... I can understand it as it was not very clear. The oil come out of the wastegate flapper shaft :-D
And yes, that is also not where it should be :shock:


@ Phil: The bearings did not fail (yet). The oil return pipe was ultrasonically cleaned, just like the rest and as good as new.
However: The diameter of the return pipe is much larger than the feed line. It must be as it is gravity feed, and the feed line is pressurized. That's why it is so important to have the return pipe clean. It is obstructed easily as the flow in the pipe is very low.

Hmmmzzz....
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 05.03.2017, 14:19

Oil coming out of the wastegate flapper shaft must be in the exhaust turbine so seems like a seal failure . :shock: - Bit soon, is coolant system OK? Pipes not blocked or hoses kinked?

Subaru uses only a short steel oil outlet pipe to get away from the heat and then a big bore rubber hose to return oil to the sump so won't change that. Warranty says "Feed pipe" so that's all they'll get .. :lol:
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Re: Turbo rebuild (picture heavy!)

Postby HJ2 » Sun 05.03.2017, 14:33

I share your conclusion.
All pipes and hoses are mint!

And where does the gasket-like material come from? :smt017
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