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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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:49 pm 
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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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