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This is a discussion on turbo ? within the Maintenance, service, and repair forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Might be stupid someone told me this. My question..if you can spin a turbine shaft by hand does it mean ...

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    Might be stupid someone told me this. My question..if you can spin a turbine shaft by hand does it mean it's bad?

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    Not necessarilly. If there is excessive lateral play or fore/aft play, then it's potentially bad.
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    I'd be more concerned if you couldn't spin the shaft by hand...

    Both axial and transaxial (lateral) play are undesireable, but trans-axial play can be the most damaging if the moment is too great.
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