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 Post subject: How to Rebuild CT20 Turbo?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I currently have my CT20 turbo off my engine and I'm considering rebuilding it as the oil seals are worn and the bushes need to be done.

I've never rebuilt a turbo before so I was after some advice on the procedure and if it is possible to do without specialized equipment?

I also found a turbo rebuild kit on ebay for $75 but I'm not sure if these are any good? Has anyone had any experience with these kits?

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I've done one before in my escort and found when i pulled it apart it had already been rebuilt before and the brushes were the wrong size, i ended up just giving it to a pro.

Given that you can buy a CT20 Cartridge for $189 i personally would just pay an extra $100 and change the cartridge, or get an entire bolt in turbo for $280 ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CT20-54060-Turbo-Charger-TOYOTA-Hilux-Surf-Hiace-Landcruiser-2LT-CHRA-Cartridge-/221178555349?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item337f44ebd5&_uhb=1#ht_1949wt_1079

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Ringo, I went down the cartidge option and it has worked fine for me without any issues.

Just be carefull there are two version of the CT-20 turbo A and B versions. I can't remember which one is which but when you look at the cartridge one will have a flat front ( as shown in the link for ebay) and the other one will have a slight dished front. The two are not interchangeble.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:52 am 
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Thanks for everyones replies. I think i will get a new cartridge and fit it myself. See how it goes.

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Ringo, how did you go rebuilding your turbo?

Was it straight forward to replace the cartridge?

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Hi Wal,

Yeah it was very straight forward and heaps cheaper than getting my old one rebuild or replacing the whole turbo. The only problem I experienced was I had to get another V Band clamp as my old one would not fit. I source a stainless steel one for $16.

Noticeable power increase as well. Happy to answer any more questions.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Rebuild CT20 Turbo?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Hey Ringo,

Yes I know I am reviving an old thread. It is for a good reason of course!

I am currently looking at rebuilding my turbo, even potentially high-flowing it.

I have seen these cheap complete turbos on eBay, and I have had my doubts because, well cheap and eBay....

How has yours been since you fitted it? Any problems, or reliability issues?

I know it is going to cost me a pretty penny to do the work that I would want done, so I am weighing up my options.



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Pete.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Rebuild CT20 Turbo?
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I found this video very helpful on my first turbo rebuild.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZtP949JHU

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Im gonna rebuild mine soon :D

I might take a few pics along the way, seems like a easy enough job, for surf standards lol ](*,)

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 Post subject: Re: How to Rebuild CT20 Turbo?
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i personally wouldnt be trying to rebuild a turbo. they spin at incredible RPM and even being a bee's out on the balancing will make it vibrate and chernobyl possibly risking damage to the engine or causing a fire. i personally went the cartridge route for mine. was only 180 odd dollars and fit up exactly as the standard one. even if you only get a year out of it before it fails, 180 bucks is cheaper than a new turbo or engine.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Rebuild CT20 Turbo?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Hi SRF-300,

Yeah I was a bit hesitant about buying one off ebay as well but I can report everything has been working fine so far with no problems at all. I was actually pretty impressed with the quality of the cartridge I got off ebay especially when I compared it to the genuine one I pulled off.

IMO I would never try to rebuild an old one. Just buy a new cartridge and fit it your self. Easy to fit and straight forward.

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