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#1 MINI-TURBO

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:07 AM

Hi all I've been given a gt1752 turbo for my mini from a saab but i think its from a new saab as its slightly different to the old one and the flange to bolt to the manifold is smaller. is it possible to get a conversion plate to put between the two or is it not worth the hassle and just selling it and getting another turbo. 

 

one more question... if i was to get another turbo what would people recommend that i can bolt onto my metro turbo manifold?

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:17 AM

1752 is a great turbo,

 

I have seen a few solutions, slotting the mounting holes on the turbo is a popular one,

 

do check the shaft for play though and also oil in the housings, the 17is a bit more fragile than the t3 as everythings a bit smaller, but rebuild kits are available.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

1752 is a great turbo,

 

I have seen a few solutions, slotting the mounting holes on the turbo is a popular one,

 

do check the shaft for play though and also oil in the housings, the 17is a bit more fragile than the t3 as everythings a bit smaller, but rebuild kits are available.

thanks mate, the turbo i have been given is brand new so hasn't got any play in shaft, ill get a picture of the size comparison to the manifold as I'm not sure if slotting the holes would be a good idea



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:27 AM

286? Surely that's gonna be too wild for a turbo build, most people on turbominis run na mg, phase 2 , sw5 or 266?

Nice spec though! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:15 PM

286? Surely that's gonna be too wild for a turbo build, most people on turbominis run na mg, phase 2 , sw5 or 266?

Nice spec though! :thumbsup:

 

 

I'm still unsure on them cam, its just what cam it a job lot of parts i got a while ago, so still in two minds to change it. glad you like the spec though its taken a while to get everything haha. they always cost more than you first think



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

so this is the problem I'm dealing with, would slotting the holes be bit extreme as it is quite a difference between the two? 

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:25 PM

and i think i will need to modify the hole on the exhaust housing to be a bit bigger to improve flow as its small then the manifold. 



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:49 PM

here you go, I have seen some washer things to spread the load as per the last pic,

 

also a 286 will be crap, swap it for an SW5, MG metro NA (kent 500),  266 or Kent 274i

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:58 PM

here you go, I have seen some washer things to spread the load as per the last pic,

 

also a 286 will be crap, swap it for an SW5, MG metro NA (kent 500),  266 or Kent 274i

 

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ah cool thanks for that! do you know anywhere i can get them or where i can get some made. 

ok ill sell the cam and get another. if anyone know someone selling a suitable cam please point me in there direction or ill just get a new one.

 

thanks again for your help!



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:00 PM

they were just a bit of bar drilled and hacksawed to fit.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:26 PM

they were just a bit of bar drilled and hacksawed to fit.

oh ok nothing to fancy then haha



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:40 PM

Nope,

 

oh yeah, I also forgot, yep square out the inlet of the turbo a bit, also it might be worth grinding the fins back in the manifold too...

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:07 PM

Nice picture of my driveway there. Ha ha

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:33 PM

Lol, using a lot of your pics today!

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:07 PM

Nope,

 

oh yeah, I also forgot, yep square out the inlet of the turbo a bit, also it might be worth grinding the fins back in the manifold too...

 

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ok cool, thanks i was thinking of doing this to the fins to make the flow a bit more even 






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