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cracked turbine housing
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 6:15 PM
I got my turbo in the other day, I took it apart tonight to make sure nothing was wrong with it. I found a repaired spot and small crack in the turbine housing. I bought it off an ebay auction that said it was brand new. I emailed the guy about it, im not sure if he's gonna reply though. How bad is this? Should I run it, or buy a new housing? Hopefully he'll refund the money for it or get me a new housing.


- JTR

Re: cracked turbine housing
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 8:40 PM
Who did you buy the turbo from, SSAutoChrome/Stone Mountain Racing ?




275hp & 306tq - 1999 2.2 ohv
13.2 @ 108 mph
-1996 2.4 liter + Turbo + Built motor + Torco + More boost = Lots o' Power
-2000 Mustang GT + 2004 Cobra motor, Whipple 2.3 supercharger,
built rear-end,Dodge Viper spec T56 6 speed, bolt-ons = wheelies at the track!!!!!

Re: cracked turbine housing
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 5:28 AM
Private seller on ebay. why?



- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 5:44 AM
Private seller??

Just tell us man, it's not some big deal. Reason he asks is b/c they are know for their shotty work, and I saw on here where someone purchased a turbo from them and their compressor housing cracked in half.

Refer to this post:
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=40&i=62654&t=62580#62654






Re: cracked turbine housing
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 5:59 AM
lol id tell you but i dont have the info with me, its at my dads shop. I gotta go outta town. I'll post it all when I get back.


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 12:39 PM
JTR,
The reason why I ask is because the SSAutoChrome/Stone Mountain Racing turbos are known to have problems. They are made somewhere overseas I think. I have heard many Honda guys complain about those turbos lasting about 1 month until the turbo starts smoking because of the bearings and other problems.


275hp & 306tq - 1999 2.2 ohv
13.2 @ 108 mph
-1996 2.4 liter + Turbo + Built motor + Torco + More boost = Lots o' Power
-2000 Mustang GT + 2004 Cobra motor, Whipple 2.3 supercharger,
built rear-end,Dodge Viper spec T56 6 speed, bolt-ons = wheelies at the track!!!!!

Re: cracked turbine housing
Wednesday, February 09, 2005 5:34 PM
gotcha. well its not either of them. it was a private seller. "cray90" on ebay. I've sent him an email. We'll see what he does. I hope I dont have to pay for a new housing.


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:25 PM
Where is a good place to buy a t3/04? i am not gonna buy one from ebay again./


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:27 PM
I bought mine from www.cheapturbo.com




275hp & 306tq - 1999 2.2 ohv
13.2 @ 108 mph
-1996 2.4 liter + Turbo + Built motor + Torco + More boost = Lots o' Power
-2000 Mustang GT + 2004 Cobra motor, Whipple 2.3 supercharger,
built rear-end,Dodge Viper spec T56 6 speed, bolt-ons = wheelies at the track!!!!!

Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:30 PM
thanks ill check it out.


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 4:07 PM
how about where i can get just a turbine housing?


- JTR

Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:04 PM
Try cheapturbo.com or maybe dallasturbo.com




275hp & 306tq - 1999 2.2 ohv
13.2 @ 108 mph
-1996 2.4 liter + Turbo + Built motor + Torco + More boost = Lots o' Power
-2000 Mustang GT + 2004 Cobra motor, Whipple 2.3 supercharger,
built rear-end,Dodge Viper spec T56 6 speed, bolt-ons = wheelies at the track!!!!!

Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:06 PM
I got my turbo from http://www.vecco.net

They are also an ebay seller, got my T3/T04E .48A/R 50trim for $645 with a one year warranty, and it's a true Turbonetics.

Here is a turbine housing that they sold last week: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33742&item=7951635957&rd=1

They take weekly turns with jstonestang, it may be the same company, but they ship quick and have great costumer service.








Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:51 PM
yeah i got some parts from jstonestang. im still havin trouble finding a housing though


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:58 PM
Re: cracked turbine housing
Thursday, February 10, 2005 6:16 PM
yup, bought it. thanks bro. okay, saturday. it should be running! woo!


- JTR
Re: cracked turbine housing
Monday, February 14, 2005 7:17 AM
Hmm Glad i talked to QBE about this

I'm looking at a turbo kit from SS Autochrome for a 2.3L Ford motor. Well the question that I have is

If i go ahead and buy the kit and just replace the turbo immediately with a brand new T3/T4 from cheapturbos.com or wherever...

Would it be worth it?

I could always just buy the whole turbo setup from the T-bird turbocoupe or mustang SVO and just replace the turbo anyways. I have a few options.

Any suggestions?






Re: cracked turbine housing
Monday, February 14, 2005 7:29 AM
No, I have heard that their welding is shotty too

I saw another forum where the entire collector fell off with the turbo






Re: cracked turbine housing
Monday, February 14, 2005 2:11 PM
LowFire wrote:

I saw another forum where the entire collector fell off with the turbo






275hp & 306tq - 1999 2.2 ohv
13.2 @ 108 mph
-1996 2.4 liter + Turbo + Built motor + Torco + More boost = Lots o' Power
-2000 Mustang GT + 2004 Cobra motor, Whipple 2.3 supercharger,
built rear-end,Dodge Viper spec T56 6 speed, bolt-ons = wheelies at the track!!!!!

Re: cracked turbine housing
Monday, February 14, 2005 5:29 PM
Mattjp wrote:

If i go ahead and buy the kit and just replace the turbo immediately with a brand new T3/T4 from cheapturbos.com or wherever...

Would it be worth it?





Re: cracked turbine housing
Monday, February 14, 2005 5:39 PM
LowFire wrote:

No, I have heard that their welding is shotty too

I saw another forum where the entire collector fell off with the turbo


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