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    Red face rusting turbo!!!

    Help my turbo is rusting!

    Well as least half of is anyway, why does the impeller side of the turbo get rust and the compressor side doesn't?

    Is this normal? I never owned a turbo charged car before.

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    I'm not sure if this is normal, but the reason for the intake side rusting would be because that is the side that gets hit with normal humid outside air
    do you have an after market air intake?
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    Haha. Normal. The turbine housing is made out of cast iron. The compressor housing is made out of cast aluminium. The iron can take the much higher temperatures the turbine side is exposed to. Don't worry about it.
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    Ditto. 100% normal.
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    But if it gets black that's bad, correct?
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    Phew! So it's normal.

    But what about all the other hardware, I'm concerned with nut that on top of the turbo between the two sides, it seems to be rusting to and I don't know if any thing else is rusting.

    And if what gets black it's bad?

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    Originally posted by AjIsDope
    But if it gets black that's bad, correct?
    LOL - if it gets black it'll be accompanied by tons and tons of smoke - you won't have to look at the color to know it's bad!!
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    Ah - thanks.

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    Ok, so black and smoke is bad.

    Rust on turbos is normal.

    But what about the rusting hardware? I can already see one rusting nut who knows what else is rusting?

    Should I just go and by better nuts to replace the one thats rusting or should I wait for the bolt to rust completely and hack at it if I ever need it to come off?

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    rust happens, kind've like ****. The only way to avoid it is to move to a place where there is 0% humidity or to wipe down every last single bolt/nut/piece of metal that is susceptable to oxidation.

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