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01-14-2013 07:01 PM
We_sleigh Always did religous 3k oil changes, And YeAh, I attributed the failure to that 20, but 2 after that at stock levels.... Was just messed up


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01-14-2013 06:53 PM
1995BlueBeast
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First was run on a stage 3 tune, like 20 psi. After that I ran a stock tune. For the safez, so i thought. Now my 900, issue free thus far. Seriously had to have had some bad apples. Now im gunshy
That 20 psi is your problem but running a turbo at stock levels should have been fine depending on how many miles it had on it and how it was taken care of. Aka did if have regular oil changes and was it allowed to cool down before turning off. There are quite a bit of variables that go into the life of a turbo and the same goes to a chinacharger. You could always get a good one and have it last just long enough to make it look like a good idea.
01-14-2013 06:13 PM
We_sleigh First was run on a stage 3 tune, like 20 psi. After that I ran a stock tune. For the safez, so i thought. Now my 900, issue free thus far. Seriously had to have had some bad apples. Now im gunshy


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01-14-2013 04:53 PM
1995BlueBeast Where were you running the T25s? If you run them outside their zones of normal use then yes they will blow up and break. If you use anything outside its range of use then of course it will break prematurely.

General thought is you get what you pay for and you have to pay to play. There are always exceptions to the rules though. Just how much risk are you willing to take?
01-14-2013 03:09 PM
PimpMyPc I got 183k out of a T25. *shrug*
01-14-2013 02:54 PM
We_sleigh Whatever it is, Ive had horrible luck.
And with my measly t25 experiences, I could never spend the cash for a Bigger/more expensive unit.


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01-14-2013 01:30 PM
mike saunders You can't get 6K out of a T25, yet there are hundreds of thousands of those turbos currently on the road?

Obviously, it's Garrett's faulty workmanship...
01-14-2013 12:31 PM
We_sleigh No lube issues, ever. They smoke and have tons of play everytime.

Oils always free from metal, no obstructions in the oil system


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01-14-2013 11:46 AM
saabkid37 Honestly it sounds like you have a problem with the lubrication. Like when evo guys. Low motors and don't replace the oil cooler, and then metal shavings come out and ruin the new motor.



01-14-2013 11:14 AM
We_sleigh I couldnt get 6k out of a t25.


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01-14-2013 10:44 AM
mike saunders
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turbojohnny has had a china 19t in his car for almost 6 months now no problems
Chinachargers can easily handle a few years of thrashing. An OEM turbo is designed to last for the life of the engine. That's the difference in cost. For many aftermarket buyers it doesn't really make much sense to install a turbo designed to last for 100K+ miles when you're only expecting to get half that out of the car.
01-14-2013 10:34 AM
Easily turbojohnny has had a china 19t in his car for almost 6 months now no problems
01-14-2013 10:03 AM
We_sleigh Now, Since im No longer Isis'ed, The Holset Name is enough comfort for me


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01-14-2013 10:02 AM
We_sleigh Nothing wrong during installs, But seem to end up with a smoker after a while.
I enjoy a warranty, Its a nice comfort to have.

And Ill agree, a garrett ballbearing at 1200 vs this isis at 300 or so, is way better for a lot of people like me (who rarely drive their missles) because I can afford to go thru 2 or 3 (unlikely with the isis units) In the lifetime of my cars.


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01-14-2013 08:45 AM
mike saunders You can't take yes for an answer. No one is saying this is a bad turbo; in fact, I'm saying that it's a decent cheap replacement. It's not OEM quality, but the price reflects that.

And maybe you're doing something wrong with your Garrett installs? They're installed in a couple of million cars, but apparently they keep sending you the bad ones.
01-14-2013 08:34 AM
We_sleigh Ive been thru too many Garretts to even consider another Garrett Product, Grkguy has had amazing sucess with his chinacharger.
The Lolvo Turbobrick guys swear by em.


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01-14-2013 08:32 AM
We_sleigh The warranty is awesome, I had a bad actuator, they replaced the unit haha.

I stripped a housing bolt, they replaced the compressor cover. It was perfect


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01-14-2013 08:11 AM
mike saunders
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Garrett doesnt even offer a second of warranty on their turbos... Doesnt that alarm anyone?


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Uh, maybe this warranty isn't really a warranty? Maybe it's a kitten?

Again, the Chinachargers are totally fine as cheap aftermarket upgrades, as long as people don't expect OEM quality and durability. Many people don't, or else they would buy a turbo that has gone through the spec certification and testing for use as a factory-supplied unit.
01-14-2013 07:50 AM
We_sleigh Garrett doesnt even offer a second of warranty on their turbos... Doesnt that alarm anyone?


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01-14-2013 07:50 AM
We_sleigh My experience > than those who havent tried china chargers!


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