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#253289 - 02/11/18 10:24 PM T3 compressor wheel reuse or replace, opinions  
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RocketshipChair Offline
Boosting 10 psi
RocketshipChair  Offline
Boosting 10 psi

Joined: Nov 2011
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Rochester, NY
Hi guys,
I'm rebuilding a used T3 I got at Carlisle a few years back. No damaged to the turbine fins housing or anything, just leaking oil. I disassembled it and am rebuilding it. There's some slight wear to compressor wheel end. There's no damage to the sides of the fins and no contact to the compressor housing.

I've attached an imagine of the damage. Kind of tempted to reuse it but I won't the opinions of others. Also, seems like most replacement compressor wheels are made overseas, has anyone tried any of these brands?

The turbo is 60 mm trim from a 86 turbo coupe.

Thanks for your opinions!

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#253294 - 02/13/18 12:26 PM Re: T3 compressor wheel reuse or replace, opinions [Re: RocketshipChair]  
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Jeff K Offline
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Milwaukee, WI
Doesnt look too bad, Andrew. If you indexed it when you took it off so you can put it back on in the same orientation, it will be in balance. If you buy a new wheel, you will need to have it balanced at a turbo shop.

Jeff Korn

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