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    2k from a VXR unit



    Not impressed at all

    Had nothing but trouble with turbo;s on my LET

    I was advised to go for a new VXR one after buying a 2nd hand one already.

    So I purchased a brand new VXR unit from vauxhall (mates work there got a decent discount)

    Fitted the turbo myself as I'm a qualified Vauxhall tech, although I don;t work for them anymore.

    Turbo was primed, all oil lines were removed and flushed and checked, new banjo washers fitted.

    Turbo was fitted to my car, and I have done just under 2k miles and it smokes like buggary on idle. it's really starting to piss me off, also has a flat spot.

    I took the precat pipe off to check it and there is about 2cm of play in the shaft.

    How is this possible with that amount of miles?thats just shit.

    Cant really afford a forged bottom end at the moment, going to have to go garrett and wiat for the bottom end to let go

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    cooling mod been fitted mate?
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    You know me so well and not even dinner, a movie and some flowers Tony. What sort of man do you think I am!!!!!

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    Thats bad news that mate, Mines been on my car for a few months now car runs great but im getting a little oil weeping out of one of the little bolts that hold the turbo to the manifold..

    I had a 360 degree thrust bearing fitted to mine by Turbo Technics hoping that the turbo would be stronger.

    Has your car been remapped.
    Vxr turbo with 360 bearing and twin oils seals & Evoms dv. Cdti airbox 63mm tophat.Milltex cat back and pre cat.. Regal 245 leh phase 1 ipf remap.Whiteline rarb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra_dave View Post
    cooling mod been fitted mate?
    yep thats fitted.

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    Thought you said on CS you were going to sell it?

    Garrett should be the way forward hence ive never rpelaced my turbo

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    in that case, i think its just unlucky that its failed or a faulty unit from new perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyzrox View Post
    Thought you said on CS you were going to sell it?

    Garrett should be the way forward hence ive never rpelaced my turbo
    As I said on CS

    I keep wanting to sell it when I havent driven it, then I drive it and have a few ideas and end up keeping it

    Will see how the next few weeks pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShEp View Post
    As I said on CS

    I keep wanting to sell it when I havent driven it, then I drive it and have a few ideas and end up keeping it

    Will see how the next few weeks pans out.
    Join me an get a GT30

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShEp View Post
    yep thats fitted.
    Thats why I didnt waste my money on this dont matter what vauxhall bring out these crap kkk turbos deserve the

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    Must be a dodgy unit or something wrong with the engine to kill it that quickly? A turbo wouldn't just brake in 2k miles on a healthy engine if it has been fitted 100% correctly.

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