Dead Turbo Require Advice

Discussion in 'Technical' started by ZFOOT, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. ZFOOT

    ZFOOT New Member

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    Hey all

    I have real recently purchased my z from BOOMA off the forum and lucky I have just found out one of the turbos is badly worn and the wastegate on it is stuffed therefore only running the one turbo at the moment as it goes. I want to get some ideas about what to do.
    BOOMA has said the turbos on the car were bought from this site below and have only done 5000k?s max since put in, is it at all possible for a turbo to die this quick?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-9...33742QQitemZ8076048845QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD2V
    Hopefully the link works. Has anyone purchased from this Andres Turbos before?

    I want to find out the best place round to get turbos reconditioned and rough prices if anyone may know. Or can you get a kit and do it yourself??
    What about new turbos? Maybe a little bigger?
    What turbos are everyone running? I just want a nice ride, not looking at 10sec quarter mile or anything yet! just reliability.
    I also have a spare engine with some standard turbos on it, is there a best place to get them checked out maybe?

    All suggestions and ideas are welcome..

    Thanks in advance :(
     
  2. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    "is it at all possible for a turbo to die this quick?"

    Only if it has not had sufficient lubrication(blocked oil lines most likely cause), or if it was badly assembled at the factory.
    What is supposed to be worn in this turbo?
    If both turbo's were replaced at the same time, it would be reasonable to expect BOTH turbo's to be exhibiting the same problem(if the problem was quality related).
    How do you know the wastegate is not the sole problem?
    If you have to replace this turbo the engine must be pulled, so I would disconnect the offending wastegate actuator, wire the wastegate closed, and test drive the car(without any lunatic style driving or over-revving). If the engine runs properly, replace the wastegate actuator with a working item, if not, start removing the engine.


     
  3. ZFOOT

    ZFOOT New Member

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    Hey Chilly, I don't have the best knowledge of these things but recently had her at Gavin Woods Auto Tech down on the Gold Coast to do the 100k service + radiator serviced etc (as Gavin Woods is the most recommended shop to touch a zed in QLD) with all the good gear for 100k from K-Zed and it was Gavin whom has let me know the smoke coming out my left pipe is from my badly worn turbo and the rattling noise is my wastegate actuator.


     
  4. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    OK! So what you are looking for is someone to tell you it's all good.
    If you have been told what is wrong, by a reputable workshop, why are you wanting alternative answers from people on here (who in the most part are well intentioned, but generally have less qualified knowledge)?
    Seven years of Zed ownership has taught me that when something is going wrong on a Zed it is usually the worst case scenario, not the least one. Whatever is causing the problem you would do well to "bite the bullet" and have it fixed properly (and sooner is better than later. It is also often cheaper as well).
     
  5. Baron

    Baron Active Member

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    Motsons Turbo's and Suspension. Rocklea, Brisbane
     
  6. scump

    scump John Dorian

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    haha funny that a few people were lookin at booma, i think he was only on this site a short time, and do remember his post saying that the car had brand new gt28r turbos on it..
     
  7. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    whoa ....!! poor lil mudcrab has been b-b-qed !! ... but

    the meat of the matter is in the second half of his post where he was seeking advice on whether to recon/go new/go for a kit repair/go bigger and to seek recommendations on brands ....??

    all fairly reasonable questions ...????
     
  8. Fleet

    Fleet Speed Racer

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    I have been running

    the GT28RS turbos, they have seen 4 track days so far and they're going well. For the street though, better off going with a smaller turbo that will spool up quicker. Check out www.amecautocare.com.au for an idea on turbo prices.
     
  9. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    a BUMMA from BOOMA, then ...???

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  10. ZFOOT

    ZFOOT New Member

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    a BUMMA from BOOMA, then ...???


    Spot on a bumma alright..

    It happens now just have to find the right turbo's to put on here.
    Thanks for the advise fleet and baron, will check the oil lines to cheers chili! thanx black baz!

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  11. OzJustin

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    I was actually looking into Booma's zed during his sale..damn I feel lucky that I didn't pursue it. Bad luck with the turbo MudCrab, hope you get it sorted without too much hassle.
     

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