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    Default Old Turbo unit - what shall I do with it?

    So - seems a shame to bin it.. It boosted absolutly fine - but there is some play in the shaft causing a WOOO noise when it boosts...

    Its off a CDTI 150 - so shall I:
    1) Advertise as is and see what I can get for it
    2) Send it away for Refurb (approx £180 from Dr Turbo - which includes new bearings, balanced, seals etc etc) and then sell as a new refurbed item for more money - seems they fo from anything from £250 - £400
    3) Dont bother and just get rid!

    What do we think?

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    ...any ideas??

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    I did think about doing that and then re-fitting - but TBH, bar a 'stage 1' remap - I am not doing anything else to the car so no need to refit another new turbo again...

    So this will be purely to sell on I suppose.. Dont want to loose money doing it - but at the same time dont just want to throw away a unit that can quite easily be reconed and then last 100K's of miles.

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    Sell it to Turbo Rebuilds in Blackpool for £30 plus postage = £37.

    http://www.turborebuild.co.uk/p/option_page/7/

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    give cr turbos a ring mate. top work and good communication from them

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    eBay it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    eBay it.
    eBay it as is you reckon and just state that its not new and has some play in the shaft?

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    I'm looking for a 2nd hand turbo as I have a new seal and bearing kit as my original the garage did not keep (long story) let me know how much you want for it

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    well as you have 2 vectra's running the same turbo id have it refurbed and keep it bud sd you never know
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