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#1609244 - 09/10/2017 15:26 Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one
Johntk256 Offline

Registered: 26/01/2011
Posts: 26
Loc: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Hi all,

My 1998 20VT will be needing a new turbo soon. Can anyone recommend or advise on garages/costs, should I fit a standard or (as it has to be done anyway) look to something with more performance?

I've had one quote on a refurb one but looking for any other advice or options.

I'm in the Basingstoke/Reading area. Any advice welcome :-)

Thanks, John

Edited by Johntk256 (09/10/2017 15:28)

#1609246 - 09/10/2017 15:37 Re: Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one [Re: Johntk256]
magooagain Offline
Club member 259
Forum is my life

Registered: 22/10/2008
Posts: 6410
Loc: ked
If you have a standard one refurbed then make sure it has staggered seals.

You could then go for a remap,that would open a nice bit of added power.

Or have a hybrid turbo. They come in different power stages,but use the same same turbo housing as the standard one.

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#1609248 - 09/10/2017 16:17 Re: Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one [Re: Johntk256]
Countrycruising Offline
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I AM a Coop

Registered: 12/09/2006
Posts: 14459
Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Before you think about an uprated turbo consider your clutch, especially if its an original standard Valeo as it'll probably start slipping when re-mapped.

Universal turbos offer a rebuild service along with Vince at Turbo performance, or the cheapest option is by way of fitting a new turbo cartridge.

#1609259 - 09/10/2017 20:32 Re: Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one [Re: Johntk256]
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My life on the forum

Registered: 15/05/2011
Posts: 1626
Loc: Hemel of the Hempstead
Midland turbo did an amazing job on remanufacturing mine, it came back like new
16v NA Blitz Blue

#1609262 - 09/10/2017 20:41 Re: Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one [Re: Johntk256]
jonnyboy54321 Offline
Club member 1630
On a journey

Registered: 22/08/2017
Posts: 130
Loc: Surrey
I've used AC Turbos in Skelmersdale several times now - good company, decent advice, quick postal turnaround - packaging was amazing!

#1609264 - 09/10/2017 21:59 Re: Turbo on it's way out - Need advice on new one [Re: Johntk256]
Benharris24 Offline
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On a journey

Registered: 22/10/2016
Posts: 126
Loc: Southampton
I have a stage one I could sell you

I'm in Southampton