I'm reviewing an ebay 20g TD05 internally-gated turbocharger. You've seen me open it, assess it, and port it. Now I'm going to install it and see how it fits on my car. Its dimensions are close enough to a Mitsubishi turbo that it fits well, but it didn't play nice with my aftermarket stuff as the video illustrates.
You'll see what I mean...
The wastegate actuator nipple aims straight toward the compressor housing, and I don't like it. I fixed it with a pair of pliers and an allen wrench at 5:55 in a way that's far less likely to break it. The flanges and bolt centers lined up fine and without any issues, though others have claimed to have had them with this turbo. The compressor cover is an obvious giveaway regarding identifying this turbo. It does not wear the cast-in designation TD05H that the Mitsubishi turbos do, but for $228, what do you expect?
If you chose to go this route, just manage your expectations. Be aware that it might not bolt up perfectly to your particular car, and be willing to fix what isn't perfect.
How to Rebuild a Turbo - Part 2 of 2
Rebuilding a td05h 16g turbo. This process can be applied to many journal bearing turbochargers. :) It definitely comes in handy to know how to do this when you are in this type of hobby.
4/25/12: Small explanation on the balancing of the rotating assembly since I get so many comments regarding it. This particular turbocharger, td05h, has it's rotating assembly components balanced separately. This means each individual part (compressor wheel, turbine wheel/shaft) gets balanced separately. This allows for easy interchangeability of parts in case they need replacing. This is why I am able to install a td05 20g wheel on this turbo without having to balance the entire rotating assembly. THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR ALL turboS OUT THERE. You need to research whether your specific turbo (if it's not td05h) was balanced as an assembly or "component balanced" like I explained above. I hope this information helps. Good luck in your projects. Stay Boostin'
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turbo test for ebay
this is one of the turbos i have listed the other is the same..a bit of background noise from the compressor only a few feet away...
More ebay 20g drag passes
Trolled by mother nature.
I thought plugging in my o2 sensor might make a difference. Scarily that's not how things worked out. My fuel trims are all jacked up with or without it. Airflow counts are down. I have more to do to this thing, but in an effort to keep things real, I'm uploading what happened and what I found in the logs.
The PRIMARY reason for racing is development of both self and your equipment. If your goal is to have an awesome street car, you can't fully-achieve that goal without rigorous testing where numbers and facts are clearly evident. You JUST CAN'T do that on the STREET. There are no numbers on the street, no measurement of a baseline nor any improvements you might make. There's no measurement of a drivers' skill outside of, "did you win or didn't you?"
I didn't come to the track with the expectation of MY driving needing to be improved. I was simply getting numbers, so I wasn't a tree-nazi like I was in the Friday Night No-Lift-To-Shift video. There was more incentive for me to just not red-light and see what she'll do.
This evening I didn't feel like the track crew were on their A-game. Sometimes they held staged cars for an inordinately long period of time... which once I'm staged, I'm on the rev limiter, and once they left me there awaiting the tree for over 20 seconds, heating my car up and leaving me disadvantaged out of the hole. Other times they treated the starting lanes, dried off my opponent's side but not mine, not giving instruction to hold or wait. In fact, one guy was signaling me forward while another crew member was standing in front of my car spraying the lane. What do you expect for only $15? I'm grateful for them, but the communication could stand improvement over what I saw tonight.
Perhaps I'm just a bit miffed with my setup and looking for someone else to blame? The track officials certainly don't deserve any for how it ran this night.
GT35 Turbo Ebay
This is just a quick video to see if anyone out there has any info on this turbo....
Precision Turbo PT6766 compared to the Ebay T70 + installation and tuning
I just recieved my new Precision turbo Billet Wheel 505-6766 with .96 A/R and T4 flange. It is a work of ART! This thing spools up instantly and stays spooled longer than my ebay T70 ever dreamed of. The ebay turbo held up great for 11k miles but it never responded like the new Precision does. Now I'm working out the bugs in the car to take advantage of the new-found air supply. I had to greatly increase fueling at all Boost levels to get the AFR back down to 10.9. And the sound of this thing is nothing short of amazing!
Engine is a stock (polished) tpi intake, mildly ported L98 aluminum heads, 8.6:1 cmpression, 224/224 @ .050" hydraulic roller comp cams custom grind and SRP -24cc dish pistons.
Kinugawa TD05-18g 8cm turbo unboxed
This is my new turbo that arrived today from Kando Dynamics. It was $790aud. Really nicely packed and professional packaging. Quality seems great on first impression. More vids soon once install proceeds and tuning begins on my 2008 Subaru WRX. See au.3gwrx.com for more info. - Sparky
Eagle Talon Acceleration 22psi 20g TSi AWD
Just a brief pull I did from 35-115mph.
I was bored and just made the vid for shits and giggles.
Yes I know its really shaky. Sorry my camera mount wasnt with me and shifting/driving/recording = a pita.
how to turbo your honda over the weekend
UPDATE: for all those who think this method means the motor wont last, here is a video from friday april 5th 2013 of the car still running strong, its been over a year and around 10k miles of hard beating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kc_ZjkqsoY&feature=youtu.be
UPDATE: ALSO CHECK OUT MY SECOND VIDEO ON HOW TO turbo YOUR HONDA you can see it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLARm9Pk-7Y
this video shows the steps to turbo your honda in a couple days with upgraded internals and not removing the engine or doing any machine work.
also for those saying you need to do some sort of easy break in period i think you need to read this article , the old fashioned ways are long gone http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
turbo ef 400whp funny...EBAY TURBO
passenger almost shits his pants going down a 35mph speed limt road at 125mph with no seat belts.......crazy driver.....stock gsr on e 85 ...ebay turbo...t3t4 67 trim
Installing a T-28 turbo on a 98 Eclipse GSX
This is an easy install. Everything is in the same location as on the factory turbo, and bolts right on. Those of you who have never installed or haven't upgraded a turbo yet might find this video more useful than those who have. Torque specs from the factory service manual are listed for what's most important. It's imperative that new turbo bolts are used with new FACTORY turbo washers. They're a specially designed spring washer, and are single-use. Use of other kinds of washers may cause bolts to break or vibrate loose.
This turbo was on the car prior to this installation, but it received a port job to match the burly EVO III manifold. We installed a head-feed turbo oil feed line rather than use the factory hard lines connected to the oil filter housing. Some argue that the oil pressure from the filter housing can be harmful to the life of the turbo, but IMO, that only applies to turbos with full circumference bearing center sections. Either way, the Stainless Steel line is cool. I'll post the part number for the plug needed to block off the old line location.
Ebay Turbo Grand Prix GT
02 Grand Prix turbo. I am using the following ebay parts: turbo, wastegate; BOV; Oil feed and return system ; turbo blanket. I am using Hp tuners. I am 880ft above sea level.
Porting an eBay 20g turbocharger
The price of this turbo will make it a popular purchase, so I figured I'd air out some tech about ways to improve it. This thing is not for everybody. I wouldn't feel comfortable bolting it on my car the way it comes out of the box. I could complain about its flaws except that so far absolutely none of them have been a deal-breaker for me. To me it's like an empty canvas. I promise to eat those words if it happens, and share my poop. Usually I can easily correct these flaws myself and so can you.
If this thing turns out to perform well with what I do to it... It could easily be a cheap, quick ticket to an 11-second car. Something you could do with a free running 1g, a hacksaw, and about $500 worth of fuel upgrades. Yeah, that would be ridiculous, and I'm bolting it onto a well-modified car... But that being possible speaks volumes for what a DSM can really do.
This is no big deal to me. I'd rather guinea pig my car for you in HD so you guys can decide whether or not you'd spend your money on this. Really it's an experiment because this isn't my daily-driver, and it contributes to building a better Colt.
Tools I used involve:
Milwaukee model ???? 1/4" straight-shaft electric DIY grinder
Cone and ball-shaped double-cut burs
180 grit high-speed flap wheel
Dremel with a flex-shaft and a tiny 320-grit flap wheel
a zip tie
10mm combination wrench
tiny flat-blade screwdriver (00) for the e-clip on the wastegate
Trans & Clutch 4 - Installing The Clutch
What you wanted to know about clutches but were afraid to ask.
I'm putting a ACT MB1-XTSS on the car in this video. Step height, clutch dowell pins, bolt part numbers, alignment and various clutch parts are described in this video. It's part of an all-inclusive drivetrain tech piece I'm working on that's broken up into sections to maintain focus on the individual processes involved.