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Old 10-02-2015, 04:14 AM
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I'm looking at a 96 civic not a vtech. Its a nice car. But owner says the turbo is bad. He has another turbo to go with the car. Says it shows no boost on gauge. Is this an easy fix by just swapping turbos or is it something a little more complex? He says changing turbo will fix it. Go easy please I'm new to this.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:19 AM
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Do yourself a favor, look for another car. 99% of the time when someone says "it's just the turbo that's bad" it's not.
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That was my thought
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Rule #1: Never buy another man's project. If the fix was actually so easy, he would have done it before trying to sell the car.
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Originally Posted by -hoosiercivic- View Post
I'm looking at a 96 civic not a vtech. Its a nice car. But owner says the turbo is bad. He has another turbo to go with the car. Says it shows no boost on gauge. Is this an easy fix by just swapping turbos or is it something a little more complex? He says changing turbo will fix it. Go easy please I'm new to this.
He saw you coming a mile away..

If your set on this car tell him go fix it then you will buy it.

unless your prepared to fix it your self then diagnose all the other problems its going to have which it most likely will have. Worse case senerio the engine needs to be rebuilt..

Save your self the head ache and buy a car thats running correct or build one your self.
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Yea this could be a huge ball of ****.

Like others have said if it were that simple he would have already done it himself. Granted of this is your typical ebay Chinese clone crap then it's almost certain that other corners were cut as well. It could very well be that only the turbo needs replacing although if it's replacing a Chinese piece of **** with another Chinese piece of **** then it's pointless and if the entire build is Chinese **** then you'll wind up having to replace everything from the turbo manifold and turbo to the intercooler, couplers/clamps, blowoff valve, and the wastegate.

It could also be that the engine is damaged or every single component needs replacement or repair.

Do you have any pictures of the turbo setup and other parts? If not then there's likely a reason why photos don't exist as Chinese knockoff parts are easy to spot from outer space.
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...as Chinese knockoff parts are easy to spot from outer space.
Unless you're Emusa, or DNA Motorsports.

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Old 10-04-2015, 11:50 AM
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Unless you're Emusa, or DNA Motorsports.

But hey man, at least the entire company is running them 'successfully' on all of their cars
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But hey man, at least the entire company is running them 'successfully' on all of their cars
Because its their cars that's most important.... not yours. I think I understand now.
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Because its their cars that's most important.... not yours. I think I understand now.
I'm just wondering if the shodan still takes 50% of my statements like this seriously
Love you shodan ;o
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I'm just wondering if the shodan still takes 50% of my statements like this seriously
Love you shodan ;o
No one can see my sarcasm.. I give up
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No one can see my sarcasm.. I give up
I cant see your sarcasm either...

But i can read it.
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I cant see your sarcasm either...

But i can read it.
Touche'
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Y'all are both slacking. I can smell it
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Y'all are both slacking. I can smell it
Youre right. As a result any packages you have will be either late or missent.
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I can sense it. I win.
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