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This is a discussion on uppipe install, one of the 3 mounting bolts for the turbo snapped off. advice needed. within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; so after getting my wrx back from the exhaust guy I had do the uppipe I noticed 1 of the ...

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    uppipe install, one of the 3 mounting bolts for the turbo snapped off. advice needed.

    so after getting my wrx back from the exhaust guy I had do the uppipe I noticed 1 of the 3 bolts for the uppipe didn't have a mount on the turbo. so I checked out some pictures and it seems that the longer area on the turbo mount broke off:



    in the picture it is the one away from the 2 closer bolts in the lower left. I will get a picture of it in my car in the morning pending rain.

    Im aware this is the shops fault and the shops problem, but what else other than get a new tubro can I do? anything?

    anyone know someone selling a stock turbo for a 02-03 wrx? :/

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    Do you mean the stud for the downpipe? I believe the studs for the uppipe are installed on the uppipe not the turbo..


    Either way, you could use a stud extractor to remove the broken stud from the hole, then just tap a new stud into place. Inexpensive fix. I also have a stock turbo from my 02 WRX, but I'd probably want more for it than it's really worth.



    [EDIT]Never mind.. I see what you're saying, the flange on the turbine housing broke[EDIT]

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    yes, that's the term. the flange broke. its not broken close enough to the turbo to cause a leak, but Im guessing it will be a problem eventually.

    Im going to talk to the mechanic tomorrow and see what he can do for me. If I can find a used stock turbo and just get it rebuilt I'll jst install that and be done with it. I really don't want to go through a turbo upgrade right now. too much money I don't have.

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    You could look for a trashed blown turbo and just pull the turbine housing. It's relatively easy to swap out turbine housings, I would imagine you could find a blown turbo for next to nothing.

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    good call. I'll try that, but most people probably wont be selling their blown turbos Id imagine. maybe something will pop up! thanks for the advice.

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    uppipe install, one of the 3 mounting bolts for the turbo snapped off. advice needed.

    I have a Tdo4 turbine housing. I could even port and ceramic coat it if you want. Pm me if you are interested.


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    Matt, that's normal. One of the studs from the UP bolts to a bracket on the block. Here's a pic from my 18G install:

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    Personally, I would just buy a new housing or a new turbo all together. td04s are very inexpensive, orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you might just have found an excuse to get a larger turbo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan46 View Post
    Personally, I would just buy a new housing or a new turbo all together. td04s are very inexpensive, orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you might just have found an excuse to get a larger turbo!
    I'm with zach. I don't think the turbo is broken. Just positioned differently than intuitively expected.

    It'd be pretty hard to break off a chunk of that turbine housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan46 View Post
    Personally, I would just buy a new housing or a new turbo all together. td04s are very inexpensive, orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you might just have found an excuse to get a larger turbo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Matt, that's normal. One of the studs from the UP bolts to a bracket on the block.


    Well, he said "one of the three", so I'm assuming he's only got two bolt holes left on the housing.

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    Zach is correct, I was wrong. it looked like one of the flanges broke, but it is just that the mount wasn't put back on.

    Thanks a ton Zach. now I can stop worrying about it and just get that mount back on.

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