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Old 31 Mar 2011, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya everybody
iv had my car about three years and have replaced the mains last year and uprated the oil pump im not what you would call a propper mechanic but have worked in my familys mot garage for the last 7 years doing repairs.
i have a 1996 (p) import sti she may be old but i still love her and the centre shaft in the turbo is bent i have seen hundreds of new (aftermarket) turbos on ebay some starting at 130! going up to about 500 quid please help me through this mine feild as i can fit just about any thing but tecnical knoledge i dont got. it is an ihi vf23 and i realy need to know the best cost affective way of bringing my baby back to life again what is a good replacement possibly better ? or what others can i fit iv been warned that some of the ebay turbos may be chocolate but have my eye on a vf47(if i recall correctly) please help me i miss my car
(i have kept this question pretty short and sweet as im not sure if im posting in the right place )
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Old 31 Mar 2011, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: help me through a turbo minefeild :(

I know Ali burrows motorsport in Ireland is selling delivery milage vf48 turbos at really good money. They removed from a standard car that was being changed for motorsport. If don't replace with another vf22 it will need a remap. eBay turbos can be rubbish but some genuine second hand ones are good.
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Old 07 Apr 2011, 11:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: help me through a turbo minefeild :(

listen to this then i just phoned subaru main dealer and gave them the part no not the spec and they said they can have one to me tommorow for 370 !!?? sounds to good to be true but iv ordered it just in case ,and il return it if not .

is there an obvious point i am missing they faxed me over a picture and it looked like a complete turbo minus the oil feeds ect ,hope my little bubble dont burst
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