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Turbo Refurb

Postby basher » Tue 27.03.2018, 20:13

I have been quoted £325 +vat to get my spare turbo refurbed. That carries a years warranty.
I have no concept about how reasonable this is? Does anyone have any thoughts?Other suggestions? Please let me know...
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby Steve A » Tue 27.03.2018, 20:26

basher wrote:I have been quoted £325 +vat to get my spare turbo refurbed. That carries a years warranty.
I have no concept about how reasonable this is? Does anyone have any thoughts?Other suggestions? Please let me know...

Where was this ?
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby basher » Tue 27.03.2018, 20:43

Essex Turbochargers
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby Steve A » Tue 27.03.2018, 20:59

Did they go into detail as to what they will do ?
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby basher » Tue 27.03.2018, 21:13

i asked for a full refurbishment, but I'm not sure what that entails, I would have to enquire prior to handing over the cash. There are kits for this turbo on the Internet to replace all the consumable parts. I was looking for it to be made as good as new.
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 27.03.2018, 21:20

Seems in the right 'ballpark'. Have you seen my thread here? AET Turbos rebuild

Think I contacted them (Essex Turbos) for my Subaru turbo rebuild but they said 'No can do..' At least they'll be close if you have any 'issues'..
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby Artaban » Tue 27.03.2018, 21:36

I'm the one that paid £750 for my turbo rebuild through Turbo Technics and that was back in 2010. Unfortunately they couldn't save any of my existing unit and had to build a complete new turbo from new parts. At the time they quoted a similar price (£350ish) but said the recent Elan turbos they had in were all in fairly poor condition and many couldn't be rescued. Don't know if that was the sales pitch but if your guys stand by the quote they've given you and give the guarantee I'd say that was a very good price.
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby muley » Wed 28.03.2018, 11:19

basher wrote:I have been quoted £325 +vat to get my spare turbo refurbed. That carries a years warranty.
I have no concept about how reasonable this is? Does anyone have any thoughts?Other suggestions? Please let me know...



I'd bite their wrist off at the ankle... ..it's reasonable (I paid around this over 10 years ago)

I expect they will fit a new core - obtainable at a low price off the web. Check this is what they are doing..

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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby HJ2 » Wed 28.03.2018, 13:23

More recore and refurb info in my topic:
forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25030

The price of the cartridge I used went bonkers after this! :bonk:
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby bbjon » Thu 29.03.2018, 12:12

I just saw the price they're asking for a core now - Blimey!
Having said that there are probably other rhb5 cores out there that would work - I followed the info in the thread posted above and re-cored my turbo over the winter - once the turbo is off it's pretty straight forward.
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby HJ2 » Thu 29.03.2018, 14:03

bbjon wrote:I just saw the price they're asking for a core now - Blimey!
Having said that there are probably other rhb5 cores out there that would work - I followed the info in the thread posted above and re-cored my turbo over the winter - once the turbo is off it's pretty straight forward.


... But recored it with what? ...
Or was it a refurb?
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby bbjon » Thu 29.03.2018, 14:18

Ah - I think this is a semantics issue - what you call a cartridge I call a core. I bought the same one you linked to a couple of years ago and it sat in packing grease - came with a nice calendar as well and a little syringe of oil!

I once tried just replacing the bearings and seals in a td-04 turbo - I utterly failed - it was out of balance and lunched itself in short order!
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby HJ2 » Thu 29.03.2018, 14:20

bbjon wrote:Ah - I think this is a semantics issue - what you call a cartridge I call a core. I bought the same one you linked to a couple of years ago and it sat in packing grease - came with a nice calendar as well and a little syringe of oil!

Ah. I was hoping you already found another replacement with a normal price.
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby basher » Sat 31.03.2018, 08:49

Thanks all I think I'll go with that.
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby simonbuk » Tue 01.05.2018, 09:59

OK, just found out mines f*cked now.

Does anybody know what the make and model is of the turbo ?

Are there any better turbos to replace with ?
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 01.05.2018, 10:13

simonbuk wrote:OK, just found out mines f*cked now.

Does anybody know what the make and model is of the turbo ?


Are there any better turbos to replace with ?


Being ever helpful may I suggest you read WikiLEC under Turbo and rebuilding one?
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Re: Turbo Refurb

Postby simonbuk » Tue 01.05.2018, 10:34

Just found it thanks.
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