Just a quick video I put together with the few pictures I took during my
rebuild. The block was machined and assembled at my local machine shop only
because then they can double check there work...and they still F'ed up on
the thrust bearing's. Now I gotta pull the motor again and bring the block
mr2 turbo, new spy cam, 400hp!
just a quick test of my new cheap spy cam i strapped to the front bumper of
my mr2 turbo....
little boring in places...
spec; RARE 1998 JDM revision 5 GT turbo
(gen3), Apexi RX6B turbo, 1.45bar,
powerFC, HKS 264s and tons of phoenix power bolt ons. 343whp, 305whtq!
(403crank, 360crank torque), on pump fuel.
the file has been serious compressed to get it onto youtube, so lost alot
of quality! but still good as you can hear the cams at idle, and the
screamer sounds sweet!
Gen2 3S-GE rebuild/swap into a 91 MR2 hardtop
(Mostly) stock 2nd gen 3S-GE rebuild. Had the car for almost five years,
but never got around to doing this. Whole project took about three months
only working on the weekends. Kind of a long time for how straightforward
the build was supposed to be. Wanted to make this video shorter since the
last one was over 7 minutes long. Footage I had to work with didn't turn
out as great as hoped for, and I wasn't about to tear the car apart to get
Yea, the trunk looks ghetto as hell...haven't addressed that yet heh. And
let's see who can spot the continuity error...
CT26 Turbo Compressor Wheels
Read the update at the bottom....
Rebuilding the turbo in my 91 Supra. I
was planning on putting the original compressor wheel back in for balance
reasons but it was bent up and a piece was actually missing on one of the
fins. So, I am taking the chances by installing this new compressor wheel
that I ordered on ebay from turbos_r_us
for $28.85 after shipping. They said the wheels were take-outs from CT26 turbos they performed upgrades to. They
said it's "OEM TOYOTA genuine!"
Upon inspection, I was curious as to why there was not a CNC mill notch on
the top from the balancing process like the old wheel. However, there is
visible wear in the shaft cylinder as well as where the nuts pressed
against it. Maybe it's one of the rare few that are balanced coming out of
I don't know if it shows but there is a small "B" about 2mm tall embossed
between two of the fins on the new wheel. I forgot to check if the old one
had one when I was at home. It was covered in oil from the PCV line,
anyway. (I just checked. The old one has a "B" in the same location, as
well. That's pretty convincing.)
I just hope this wasn't taken out of a Chinese turbo. :\ Though, I trust them enough that I'm
trying it out. At least it's not a moving part relative to any piece it's
touching (like a bearing). I'll keep updates on the performance of the new
wheel. Of course, if it completely blows up my car, I'll be writing an all
caps warning not to buy turbo wheels on
As for now, let's put it back together... with plenty of assembly lube.
Update: It's one year later, now. About three months ago (9 months in), it
started making shearing noises as if the compressor wheel was hitting the
inside wall of the housing upon Boost. I noticed the car started smoking blue
smoke upon cold starts ups as well. I originally thought this was due my
valve seals because it got pretty hot a few times before I replaced the
thermal fan clutch but I held off replacing them because... I ended up
getting the turbo professionally rebuilt
by G-Pop Shop in Arizona. I paid about $400 after return shipping. I have
to say, it was the best investment for a part so crucial to performance
engines. They took my dirty unbalanced turbo and performed magic. When I got it back two
weeks later, it looked better than I could imagine coming off the factory
line. It was spotless, inside and out. They even filed the compressor
fins to dive through the incoming air. I've been driving it about two
months now and it sounds much better, too. I mentioned when I did the
rebuild, it had a low pitch on spool up, but now, after sending it away, it
makes a high pitch whistling pierce upon spool up. It sounds incredible!
No exaggeration. So, if I were to suggest anything, I'd suggest spending
the extra $300 ($400 minus ebay kit cost) to have them do the job. Oh
yeah, included in their price is the full rebuild kit and balancing. They
even offer upgrades for some turbos.
And you do get back the turbo you sent