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Author Topic: Would you take a chance on this turbo?  (Read 1438 times)
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« on: September 28, 2009, 06:33:38 AM »

It's a Jiamu(?) from China of course from 'da-bay  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Diesel-Turbo-Detroit-series-60-_W0QQitemZ220482128989QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090918?IMSfp=TL0909182010003r28685

$490 plus shipping with no core charge is plenty cheap... anyone have any knowledge of these turbos (Seems they make knock-offs for Cat, Cummins, etc, etc.)

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 07:01:00 AM »

I no longer automatically associate all Chinese products with junk, there is some quality coming from China.  Without some first hand knowledge of this particular company and product, I would not try it.

How much could an exploding turbo cost you in engine damage?

I found this web site http://jiamuturbo.com/index.php  but a hotmail contact address does not inspire confidence.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 11:01:26 AM »

Doyle, I spoke with Tom at Turbo  Re-Source in Lake Havasu he said that turbo is junk run from it not worth the shipping fee.
He is getting me a price together for you on a rebuilt Garrett with a waste gate set at 12 or 15# and he seems to think it won't be much more money.
I am also working on a core from Andy he has several at the shop     


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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 11:10:02 AM »

Clifford, thanks... it seemed too good to be true and I'd bet it is!!!  Appreciate all your help as ever!

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dg
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 12:40:36 PM »

Doyle, you might want to consider a brand new Borg Warner KKK  K31 which is a improved design over the Garrett..

They have a few version for the different HP ratings.   The nice thing about the 3K design is the very efficient CNC billet compressor wheel. 
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