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Unhappy need some advise on an issue. - 01-07-2014, 06:18 PM

Hi guys, I have been away for a long time due to massive work schedules. I have been putting money away to do a pretty decent upgrade to my 135i and since is out of warranty I was about to pull the trigger into pretty much all can fit into it (with the money I saved) but a turbo upgrade. BUT my daily driver, a 2004 Volvo s60 2.5t broke down.

So a simple fan and radiator replacement ended into a lot of **** to get replaced. @ 195k there was a lot to go wrong. But the engine itself is pretty good shape. So I had to buy a turbo and several other parts to make it run again. After some research decided to buy a k24, exhaust manifold from a s60R. The turbo is bigger and will yield some more power. I'm not looking into making real power like the bimmer but you get the point. If I have to replace the turbo, why not get a bigger one.

Ok, what I need advise is that since the high millage of the car I bought an used turbo with 84k miles. Its not low but not a lot either. Remember, I'm trying to save $$ here to put it on the bimmer.

I received the turbo today and after inspection found some oil on the turbine section. The compressor side looks ok. The cartridge don't have in/out movement but has a little up/down movement. I know its used but to my understanding this is not good used turbo due to having oil on it, but I want some opinions to be sure.

Please look at the pic and give me your opinion.


Thanks for the help


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Default 02-15-2014, 06:50 PM

At 84k most turbos for N54 are toast. I wouldn't install the ones in the picture. $1,200 with Tischer gets you a brand new pair.
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Default 02-19-2014, 03:19 PM

Rebuild if you are inclined to. I rebuilt a T3/T4 years ago its not tremendously hard but I'm not your average weekender.

As is those turbos are not worth installation.

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Default 02-25-2014, 09:54 AM

Can't go wrong with RB Turbos!!!

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Default 02-25-2014, 04:30 PM

What thread are you guys responding to? He is talking about a volvo turbo?
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Default 02-25-2014, 11:01 PM

Originally Posted by P90Puma
What thread are you guys responding to? He is talking about a volvo turbo?
Lol RB's on a S60
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