2.5 hrs by yourself? Congrats!
g pop folks nice to deal with huh?!:thumbJust a little update, it's been about a year since I rebuilt my turbo and I feel as though my turbo is running smoother, and stronger, builds boost faster, and has more power then when I got it almost three years ago with 280k miles. I still haven't put on that many miles since the rebuild, maybe 7-10k. I'm a little over 302k miles now, and two weeks ago did a 16 hr (about 980 miles) straight drive through the mountains at (maybe above) 75mph, with no issues.
After "breaking it in", I turned up the power with my programmer to its max setting and drove about six to eight months before my transmission started slipping in 5th gear under WOT. After it slipped on me 3 or four times, I went back to the stock tune, and the transmission hasn't slipped again.:thumb
My truck is not perfect, and I drive it hard, very hard! I need to replace the fuel lines (starting to dry rot/crack), get a transmission capable of holding the power, and a few other little things. Then I'll turn the programmer up to its max setting again and drive it even harder!:sonic
I am very happy I rebuilt the turbo. I still think I should have replaced my boost solenoid while I had the turbo out, and should have waited to get help removing the turbo. Other then that, no complaints or issues so far. Will update if/when something happens, and after I have some more miles on it. Heyyaa
This is simply not true. I’ve rebuilt quite a few turbos and as long as the parts are individually balanced everything will be fine. It’s when you start building lots of boost that it really matters.Anytime the compressor wheel comes off the shaft, it needs to be balanced. I don't care what anyone says. It might not exploded today or tomorrow...but when it does, it will be at the most inconvenient time.