Are you sure it`s a 2002 SAAB 900SE Convertible?Is this a Garrett T25, T17, T15 or different? I may be faced with having to rebuild one. Thanks.
turbos are supposed to last the last the life of the vehicleIf this was a GT17 I'd say replace it and be done with it. They are pieces of crap but the one you have is a TD04 and those are almost bullet-proof up to around 125k or so. How many miles are on this car?
If he won't let you drop the pan then you can at least pull the valve cover (10min max) and look for signs of sludge there.
I agree with the exception of the GT17. That turbo is a piece of garbage and many many people, myself included, have experienced premature failure on the little bugger. It seems that the compressor seals are the weak links on these. I went through two in short order then upgraded mine to a T25 with help from Dave at XSboost turbos.turbos are supposed to last the last the life of the vehicle
i see original turbos on 300k mile cars that have come through my family's shop
and ill tell you first hand that they're not seized or blowing smoke or anything
now if you dont drive like a normal person, well a turbo can last only a day (same way with a clutch)
I'm a bit lost in the nomenclature. Is this a Garrett T15, a T17, a Mitsubishi something-or-another. If it's on the way out, should he be looking to rebuild or be on the hunt for a Garrett 25? What fits these?with a K you have the TD04-15
I passed along your suggestion. He got $800 off.If the seller is not familiar with the sludge problem and request them to have the pan dropped. They will undoubtedly deny the request, so use that and the ticking lifters as a reason to offer $1000 less... Ron
The TD04 is a Mitsubishi turbo charger. It is arguably the best turbo compromise for spoolup time & peak boost. Tuners love the TD04 and often use them in twin turbo applications.I'm a bit lost in the nomenclature. Is this a Garrett T15, a T17, a Mitsubishi something-or-another. If it's on the way out, should he be looking to rebuild or be on the hunt for a Garrett 25? What fits these?
Thanks for humoring my questions.
Most likely a GT17 but could be a TD04. As asked above, what's the 8th digit in your VIN?I didn't see the need to create another thread to ask basically the same question. I wanted to know which turbo was in my car? I have an 01 9-3 se vert. I dont mean to thread-jack.