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Member #: 11257

Milton Keynes

So I have a GT1752 which is leaking oil and the shaft can be moved in little circles. My question to you all is do I have it re-built (first estimate over the phone around 390+VAT as the impeller blades are likely to be damaged). Buy a CHRA from fleebay and rebuild myself (most likely be a Chinese copy) or get a very good very cheap copy and hope they got it right?

Thoughts and experiences please
Thanks in advance

I said I'd do it, there's no need to remind me every 6 months!!


2939 Posts
Member #: 2500
Post Whore


I,m in High Wycombe and I have a pile of GT 1752 bits, including one which I was keeping as a spare as it is unworn, but I have now sold the car so have no further need of them.
PM me if interested.

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Member #: 17

SouthPark, Colorado

Ebay CHRA is hard to beat for the money and ease. Would I run one in a VERY expensive race engine, or one I built for a customer; probably not, but I'm running an eBay CHRA right now, and I know of others who are as well.
Almost every rebuild kit offered online is china and NOT genuine (including many of those rebuild kits purporting to be genuine), so what does it matter running a full China assy, or used (albeit with varying degrees of wear) parts mixed with new China parts? Getting your turbo rebuilt by a specialist will also likely be China sourced parts as well.

Edited by TurboDave16V on 11th Oct, 2017.

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
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Who remembers this first time around:


329 Posts
Member #: 9941
Senior Member


There's a place in Nottingham that machine and build turbo cores in house at really good prices cant remember their name off head but I'm sure if you search gt1752 turbo core in eBay ull come across them, buying a core removes the faffing about and fiddly work.


329 Posts
Member #: 9941
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Actually they are called nkk turbos, what a brainwave that was

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