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turns out it's a mitsu unit though :roll: but for $100 and good shape, i aint whining... isnt the mitsu the one that spools up quicker but has less top end?
 

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mikewitdaspike said:
turns out it's a mitsu unit though :roll: but for $100 and good shape, i aint whining... isnt the mitsu the one that spools up quicker but has less top end?
Your right on both counts, its spool quicker than the Garrett and is slicker but won't give big red boost to the end of the red line in my experiance.

I could be wrong as I have only ever had two of them and both were acient, maybe a good condition would do better, good find anyway you slice it.;)

The water plumbing is not as terrible as I thought, I think Iron Joe did the plumbing with parts from home depo for maybe a few bucks.
 

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the water plumbing isn't 100% necessary is it? :confused: that would make this job a lot less fun :( my mechanic told me i'd be fine if i just use the oil lines
 

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mikewitdaspike said:
the water plumbing isn't 100% necessary is it? :confused: that would make this job a lot less fun :( my mechanic told me i'd be fine if i just use the oil lines

if your mechanic told you that, its time you tell him something yourself.... not plumbing a water cooled unit with water is just stupidity

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You can run it without water cooling, but the life will be like that of an oil only cooled turbo.
Is it ball bearing or at least a 360 thrust bearing?
BTW, I think the "Disco Potato" is a Mitsu unit and it certainly doesn't lose it's top end in the 900.
 

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BTW, I think the "Disco Potato" is a Mitsu unit and it certainly doesn't lose it's top end in the 900.
Disco potato is a garrett, one of the GT28 ones I think.
 

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You can run it without water cooling, but the life will be like that of an oil only cooled turbo.
like my old one? that lasted 20 years? :lol: but seriously, as long as i let it warm up and cool down like an oil cooled, i should be fine eh?
 

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So I have been told Mike!
The ball bearing turbos supposedly NEED the water as well though, so I guess it's good you didn't get a GT:cheesy:
 

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haha, this is just a temp while i save up for a new garrett ;)
 

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Your right on both counts, its spool quicker than the Garrett and is slicker but won't give big red boost to the end of the red line in my experiance.
The Mitsu in mine's happy to a little past half-way round the red on the boost gauge - but there's very little incentive to go past 4k rpm. That's fine by me.
 

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not plumbing the watercooling in would be the most halfassed and lazy install ever...now you arent that lazy mike...are you?
 

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I wonder if there's some small power gains to be had from the increased efficiency of the cooler turbo - coolant through turbo=slightly cooler turbo while spooled=slighly cooler charge air :cool:

Mike, I'd plumb in those coolant lines, that way you'll have everything ready to go when you put in the new turbo in the future.
 

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a hotter turbo means hotter air going into the engine (however negligible) and a hotter engine bay in general. GOYA and do it right!! :lol:
 

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i don't have the stuff to put the water cooling in :cry: i can put it in later, right? :lol:
 

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i can't get to home depot or lowes :lol: Uma's down right now, and the other cars are gone
 

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any friends to give you a ride? it is something you might as well do when everything is off. and it really will cost less than 10$
 
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