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Hello,
I was hoping to hear from board members who have had a turbo rebuilt. I will be sending my turbo out for rebuild this week, and I would like to hear who you guys have had success with. Besides customer service, how long have your rebuilds lasted? Price is also an important variable to me. Please don't post negatives---(you can PM me for those)---I am not trying to piss anyone off:) Any good advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I have seen some great work come out of cheapturbo.com, which is where steve-0 and my brother's turbos were both rebuilt at. Try them off.

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i second cheapturbo.com. $250 for their full rebuild. they do excellent work, my turbo came back looking brand new.
Thanks. Approx. how many miles have you put on your car since the turbo was rebuilt?
 

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Here's another vote for cheapturbo.com. Price, customer service, turn-around time are all top notch. I can't comment on long term reliability as I just got the car up and running a couple weeks ago. The posts from others address the reliability issue though.
 

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Sounds like cheapturbo.com will be getting an email or phone call this week--- Thanks for the advice everyone....
 

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Are these for stock rebuilds or did you guys get different internals put in you turbos? I wouldnt mind getting mine rebuilt but I want to be able to make more power with it. Also do they put a new wastegate diaphram on there or what?
 

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mines was a stock rebuild. i was thinking about getting t28 internals put into mines, but it was more money than i had to spend.. i don't think they put a new wastegate diaphram, but they did shoot the whole thing down with some kind of anti-rust coating or something..
 

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I am about to send in my turbo for a rebuild---and I discovered some serious chips on my compressor wheel. I called the rebuilder, described my wheel to the best of my ability, (I think it is a 60-1) and the price the told me was rather expensive---- Who knows---maybe it was cheap--- Long and short if it.....I was curious if anyone knows where to get a good deal on a 60-1 compressor wheel? If I need to provide more info, or have described something inaccurately...please just let me know. I am learning as I go.
 

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Price will vary depending on what's wrong with it. 2 days to a week is usually the turnaround. B&D Fuel Inj. & Turbocharger specialists are my guys. There more geared to working on Turbos off of Catepillar's & T-66's, but have much success on smaller ones & their very great IMO. www.dieselpump.com
 

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Price will vary depending on what's wrong with it. 2 days to a week is usually the turnaround. B&D Fuel Inj. & Turbocharger specialists are my guys. There more geared to working on Turbos off of Catepillar's & T-66's, but have much success on smaller ones & their very great IMO. Randy is the guy to talk to over there. www.dieselpump.com
Their site is down, but let me know if you would like their number.
 

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It has been a while since I checked this thread, and I FINALLY was able to come up with the scratch for a rebuild. If anyone else has more shops they would want to recommend, I am all ears.
 

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Majestic Turbo. They are in Waco, TX and sometimes their ads are in the back of Turbo Magazine and stuff like that. You might give them a call, I've heard nothing but good things about them.

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what exactly do they rebuild???? i yanked out my turbo today to inspect the turbo and guess what, there's shaft play and the wheel somewhat dragged to the housing:(

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I had the exact same problem with my T3 60-1. I called "Cheap Turbo", and was told it would be at least $250 for the rebuild, and then an additional $180 for the wheel. My compressor wheel scraped against my housing just like yours. I ended up doing the following: I bought an entire new center section for $450 from www.importms.com Nathan was EXTREMELY professional---and I had my center section at my door in less than a week. I HIGHLY recommend him. Import MS was the cheapest, followed by Cheap turbo .com. I was amazed at how inept many of the shops I called were. I am not a guru, but some were unfamiliar with basic terminology (Like Journal baring). For this reason, I would sugggest Cheap turbo or ImportMS.com. It helps to have a measuring caliper to verify the size of your wheels when you call around to get estimates. I couldn't believe that I could get an entirely new center section for $20 more than the rebuild...... Good luck, and please post what you decide to go with. This thread was helpful to me when I was going through the rebuild process....
 

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Yea not sure about cheapturbo.com... still researching my rebuild because they said they had to resurface the housings and after doing that I am not sure if they put in a larger wheel which I am pretty sure they didn't so my turbo has no power now.
 
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