Just took out the turbo (have to say it was one of the worst pain with the oil and coolant pipes, and putting it back on must be even harder).
This is what i found:
- There was oil in the compressor housing (not that much, i left it on it's side and started draining out)
- Oil in the rubber air hose coming from the air filter (no liquid oil, only deposits on the walls)
- It has very less side to side play in the turbo shaft, doesn't reach the housing sides.
- But has loads of play in the shaft from back to front.
Are those normal? or the turbo has gone south for the summer...(seems to me)
It's a VF34, i heard there are no rebuild kits for them, right?
Any suggestions for DIY on mounting it back, maybe with pics or video (a good one).