Join Date: May 2006
Location: Clovis, NM
My Ride: Mopar!
Engine: 5.9 & 2.2 turbo
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Re: VNT turbos on ebay
Gonna update this thread, since I may have been the only one that's actually used one of these already, and not bought them for spares.
JUNK! Got 2,000 miles out of mine. Was heading up to Albuquerque last night to meet Azkcar135 on here to get a trans from him. There's a small town about midway there that I usually stop at for a break. About 5 miles outside this town, I started seeing smoke in my rearview mirror. By the time I got to the truckstop there, I couldn't see behind me!
It was an epic failure! Three quarts of oil, gone like that! Intercooler was full of oil. Luckily I brought tools! Plugged the oil supply to the turbo off, pulled the intercooler hoses off, and flipped the airbox around so I could hook it right to the throttlebody.
After about another 10 miles, the smoking went away. I was worried I had hurt the motor with all that oil and crap that had went into it. I pulled over after another 60 miles and checked the oil, it was full, so I continued on and made it to Albuquerque and back last night.
Hasn't used any more oil, so I guess I can throw another turbo on it one of these days! I'll just go regular T2 garrett this time.
'90 Lebaron Cpe GTC/VNT(Was)=2.5/5spd(Will build motor someday!)
'03 Neon (Wrecked '05 SRT4 swapped over)
'99 Dakota R/T Reg/cab- Procharged 5.9
'00 Dakota R/T Ext/cab ($500 Daily Driver!)
'71 Plymouth Scamp (5.9 magnum with EFI!)