Hey All -
Ive got some questions about getting the Turbo rebuilt on our bus. Need some ideas for the best way to approach this and some suggestions for a good shop to do the work.
For starters - Ive attached a picture of the ID plate on the turbo. Also a picture of the engine that shows a side view of the turbo and a picture of the engine that you can see the oil buildup on the pipe coming out of the turbo that goes into the engine (intercooler?). Im assuming that the ID plate has some information about the make/model and setup of the turbo. If there are any views that would help answer some questions, let me know and I'll post more pics.
Here are the questions that I have -
1. Costs - Ive been told this can be way up in the thousands to have the turbo rebuilt? Is this realistic?
2. How long should it take the turbo off get it rebuilt and put back on?
3. Is there a "newer" model of turbo that we can put on? How specific are the parts/pieces that we need to replace? Are they common or hard to find?
The turbo is currently working but noticeable issues are - the turbo is slow to speed up (smoke on acceleration), oil is leaking around the (seal?) and at the pipe coming out of the turbo into the engine, while driving at speed we will get little puffs of black smoke - so faint that if you are not paying attention you probably couldn't see them but they are there. I think this is from the oil leaking at the seal.
In the condition it's in, we could probably drive it for a while before we would have serious problems with it but I'd rather start getting things squared away now and take care of it in my own time.
I know nothing about fixing or repairing turbos, only a basic understanding of how they work so any insight is appreciated.
Thanks again guys.
Model - TV7101
Part Number 5103760
Serial Number 03163-8127