thanks for the insight, found this video on youtube, but don't know how accurate this is either ?It could be that I'm wrong, but recently I read that turbo's spin at 100,000+rpm and I can't imagine that will be very good at that speed. No doubt it's balanced correctly, so shouldn't actually move that much once it's spinning but that is significantly more than my recon unit had.
thats ok then, its not moving in and out, just slight movement left, right, up and downa small amount of raidial play (up and down) is fine and normal as these turbos use a journal bearing so the shaft floats inside the bearing on a pillow of oil, when the turbo is drained then this will appear slack
axial play (in and out) is not acceptable and is a sign of a worn or failed trust bearing.
ok, got as far as, jacking the car up, removed front o/s wheel, removed the undertray, removed all the intercooler pipes that side, removed the TIP, removed the turbo manifold heatshield, removed the PD150 plastic cover, removed the EGR delete kit, removed the 3 bolts from the exhaust down pipeI have done mine twice (pd150) and have just done my brothers 2 days ago (pd130), every time i have gone in from the top,
first off remove the top IC pipe
then remove EGR valve, good time to remove the pipe and fit blanking plates if you haven't already?
then get underneath and remove the 3 bolts from the down pipe and then oil return pipe and finally the TIP (a couple of 10mm bolts, 1 under egr valve and other on top of intake maifold) long nose mole grip work a treat for the clip on the turbo end.
back from above now,
remove the intake manfold and the oil feed pipe, careful not to twist it as it becomes quite brittle over time and then finally remove the 8 12mm nuts from the exhaust manifold.
if i remember i think i had to take off the rocker cover on the pdp150 to get the turbo out from behind, i think was due to the egr cooler.
hope this helps a bit, i can now remove a turbo in around 1 hour now...
removed the 17mm bolt from bracket that holds the turbo on, on the underside near the oil return pipe. just about to remove the oil return pipe, how much oil is gonna come out ?If you go underneath it doesn't but it you might as well so you can clean it nicely....