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Old 03-01-2007
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Bran used turbos

Well since the guys at the No Pistons Forum suck and can't answer a question, I will ask you guys. I bought some used turbos ebay and i would like to clean them up. I was thinking of getting like 2 cans of carb cleaner and spraying the whole thing down. I don't want to hurt any seals or anything though. What do you guys think.

P.S.- The turbos are for my RX7 not the Ranger. One can only dream.

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Don't know much on the turbo area, but if I remember right witht he carb cleaner, you don't want to hit rubber like gaskets or possible plastics or types. Could be wrong though so take a second opinion first, check the can and see what it says. If its metal you should be good to slather it up. Keep in mind a lil grease and such can be good and none can be a bad thing........
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well the grease is everywhere on the outside. since the turbos run off of the cars oil supply, there isnt any inside that has to stay there
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I would use brake cleen. It dries up instantly and doesnt damage silicone.
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hit em with some degreaser maybe? i think some are safe for gaskets or what not.. then hit it with a pressure washer at one of those self car washes since they arent tooo powerful..
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the proper thing to do is to completely take them apart and rebuild them, thus mainly just putting new seals in, that way you cn completely clean it and put new seals in, so you dont ahve to worry about anything when they go in the seven.....
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Well I have good turbos on my car but the exhaust manifold has a crack in it. I bought these because they came with the turbos, manifold, actuators and boost pipes for $100. I hope all i need is the manifold but i just wanted to clean everything up so i can work on the parts I need and sell what I don't need.

I'm hoping I don't need to rebuild turbos again.
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