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PostPosted: November 25, 2017, 9:36 pm 
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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 8:54 am 
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I hear mostly good things about kinugawa. I could only find generic wheels from China, Mamba and this one. But this one has extended tips like my Borg wheel. Supposedly flows a lil extra.

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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 7:04 pm 
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If the ground-up aluminum from the compressor wheel got into the engine, it needs rebuilding.

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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 8:09 pm 
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New engine so it's all good.

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PostPosted: November 26, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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terryjr wrote:
I hear mostly good things about kinugawa. I could only find generic wheels from China, Mamba and this one. But this one has extended tips like my Borg wheel. Supposedly flows a lil extra.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Billet-Com ... 3d436c516b


I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I really wouldn't know it was the same as the real gtx wheel. Also, most people won't touch anything with the bb.

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mjalaly wrote:
terryjr wrote:
I hear mostly good things about kinugawa. I could only find generic wheels from China, Mamba and this one. But this one has extended tips like my Borg wheel. Supposedly flows a lil extra.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Billet-Com ... 3d436c516b


I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I really wouldn't know it was the same as the real gtx wheel. Also, most people won't touch anything with the bb.


Your call. On the brightside you can probably still get a good penny for the chra even with the damaged wheel, as long as bearings are good.


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PostPosted: March 12, 2018, 9:03 pm 
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Finally an update... new job long hours.

I was able to get the turbo rebuilt and balanced for $350 So i am going to finish up the engine and get her tuned

I'm just waiting on the lower timing cover and a few gaskets to arrive.

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PostPosted: March 13, 2018, 8:29 am 
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glad you found a better alternative to a completely new turbo


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Ugh! I had to modify the oil pan again!! The bolts and nuts wouldn't sit flat since it is so close to flange. It better not leak!

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I did find a home for the oil pressure sensor so that I can monitor it real time.

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Now I just need to find a home for the fan switch since the v18 doesn't have the same spot for it on the block compared to the b16

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