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  1. Thanks Reaper, I'll take a look at the two other options you suggested but hoping another member might come up with something, hopefully starting the engine by Friday.
  2. thanks, front end, turbo replacement, right wheel assembly, drive shaft, new seals, had to take every thing out to get to the turbo. coolant and oil lines, air intake and vacuum lines. exhaust. everything almost back together, but that part has me concerned. maybe it doesnt even belong to this project??
  3. Anyone know what or were this part goes on my 16 valve. That's what happens when a project drags out for five months. any help is appreciated, thanks. pesd
  4. Thanks Reaper, Wise advise, hoping on getting it back on the road before Memorial day weekend and will keep all my helpful friends posted. PESD
  5. OK, Any input is very appreciated. Thanks again to Chris at Turbo Unleashed, Diogo at RDIperformance, Hemidude, Reaper1 and all that contributed. Two weeks to getting this 16 valve on the road for summer weather, we know the turbo failed, new one installed, 13,000k on the origional, why would it fail, should I be looking at something else? I dont want to fire this thing up to have another turbo blow after lots of money and hours this past winter, last I drove it 70 mph on the highway for 10 miles, I noticed first time ever oil pressure was down considerably, off the next ramp (not far) checked the dipstick, very low! three more blocks to a NAPA, added two quarts and that's when I saw clouds of smoke from the exhaust. Was it a anomaly with the turbo or possibly an oil pump fail or similar that starved the turbo causing it to fail? Something I should check before I turn the key and cross my fingers. Thanks, Peter D
  6. I would love to recupe some cost but I already told Chris at Turbo's Unleashed he could keep it, I hope I'm not going to regret it and whined up buying it back from him down the road if this one goes belly up. thanks any how.
  7. Correction, Chris in Arizona at Turbo's Unleashed, Sorry Chris!
  8. Thanks, I have already talked to Chris, he sounds very knowledgeable and professional, I will most likely ship this off to him to see if its rebuild able. thx again, peter
  9. Thanks Reaper1, sent the question before I saw your reply. I did wind up taking the exhaust manifold off. got the turbo out, definitely shot, lots of play up and down, ordered a rebuild kit but have not completely dissembled it. a couple friends think the impeller fins might be bent. I'm hoping they might be ok, nothing to compare to. options; $120 Rebuild it using the $120 kit and hope that it runs properly (assuming the shaft and fins arn't that far gone) $350 send it to Chris in Florida Turbos Unlimited who does rebuilds if possible (assuming the shaft and fins arn't that far gone) $1000 New turbo I've seen online Rick at RDI performance (lots of TC parts) maybe an aftermarket option?
  10. Looking at all options, does anyone know of aftermarket turbo that will fit ( work with) the 16 valve?
  11. Thanks Reaper & Hemi, back at it today, thought I would have the turbo out tonight. How the hell do you get the two lower nuts off connecting the Turbo to the exhaust manifold???? can get an open end on the nut but no room for any leverage to turn, and that looks like the easy one of the two. got the upper, last two bolts to pull this. Any advise is more than appreciated. THANKS
  12. Just last week spent Sunday getting to the turbo, almost have it out for inspection, only had a few hours last week. On a lift, removed the front right drive assembly ( according to the manual) going back to continue this coming Saturday. Will keep you posted after I get it out. My new question? : Oil all over the place mostly towards the passenger side (front of engine), what would be the most probable leaking point I should address while its on a lift? I suspect crank or cam seals, how difficult to find and replace. THANKS as always for any help & direction. pesd
  13. Hi Hemi, A while back you suggested blocking off the oil feed line to the turbo to see if the exhaust smoke stops, if it does we know that's the culprit. I plan on doing that first when I get it on a lift in the next couple weeks. I plan on doing it for the minimal amount of time BUT could I possibly damage the turbo running it for a short period without oil maybe causing another problem if it is not the culprit (I believe or hope it is). A turbo swap sounds easier than an engine tear down. And yes Reaper1 I will do a leak down next if the the turbo looks ok. THANKS