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Anyone had their turbos from the N54 rebuilt?

I enquired at the only southern turbo specialist I could find but he said it wasn’t really worth it and gave me a price for new turbos.

i was thinking of getting the rebuild kits and wastegate repair kits and having someone rebuild them for me. Is this not really a viable option?

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To be fair, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Great kit, no doubt, but yes - not everyone will want to spend that sort of money, or have that sort of power.

The stock turbos are Mitsubishis, I think. Either TD03 or TD04. You could try talking to Turbo Bits in Chch - they do rebuild kits for Legnums, Evos, and the like. They may have a suitable kit, and might be able to recommend a rebuilder.
Bear in mind that it's not just seals that can fail. Probably worth getting the unit(s) looked over by a specialist before splashing out on rebuild kits.

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Yeah I appreciate it’s hard to know what condition they are in until they are pulled out, car is my daily driver though so I don’t want it off the road for more than a week if I can help it. 

Turbos boost fine and don’t produce any smoke so hopefully they are in fair condition, it’s just the rattle that’s annoying and I’m going to install downpipes and I know this tends to amplify the rattle even more, would drive me crazy.

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