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    Cracked Turbo and Exhuast End Caps

    Hi Guys

    I have a 1982 CX500 Turbo that I am restoring and just removed the Turbo unit. It is cracked and considering a repair by welding (not sure if this is possible) or purchased a second hand unit? Are their any out there or can anyone give me a pointer where I can look for one?

    Also the end caps at the exhaust outlets are like finding chicken teeth, anyone know where I could locate a set?

    Thanks

    Clock
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    You probably cannot get the turbo welded and have it function properly. The machining is extremely critical on these, so I doubt it can be done. You could inquire with a turbo rebuilder in your area to be sure. If you buy a replacement turbo it will more than likely be used and without a guarantee. In that case you will need to have it rebuilt with new seals, balanced, etc. This runs about $400 in my area. Be careful of buying an Isuzu or Maserati turbo as none of the mounts will match up. For the 500 I am pretty sure that is a RHB VG1. Since they sold a lot of 500's down under, you should be able to find a rebuildable unit. They are about $100 to $200 here in the US.


    End caps for the exhaust will be rare, but they exist also. I will check my stash of mufflers and see if I have any.
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    I may have extra end caps...

    PK

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    CX Turbo Unit

    Quote Originally Posted by edinlr View Post
    You probably cannot get the turbo welded and have it function properly. The machining is extremely critical on these, so I doubt it can be done. You could inquire with a turbo rebuilder in your area to be sure. If you buy a replacement turbo it will more than likely be used and without a guarantee. In that case you will need to have it rebuilt with new seals, balanced, etc. This runs about $400 in my area. Be careful of buying an Isuzu or Maserati turbo as none of the mounts will match up. For the 500 I am pretty sure that is a RHB VG1. Since they sold a lot of 500's down under, you should be able to find a rebuildable unit. They are about $100 to $200 here in the US.


    End caps for the exhaust will be rare, but they exist also. I will check my stash of mufflers and see if I have any.
    Thank you and apologise for my late reply but away with limited internet access. I established today that the Turbo Unit is stuffed and would need to be replaced. I purchase a rebuilt / service kit which I will now use on the replacement unit. Would you know where I could look or contact in the US for a used Unit. My son lives in New Jersey and can have it posted to him

    If you have any end caps that would be marvellous



    Thank you

    Clock

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    Did you find any PK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CXTURBOBOOST View Post
    I may have extra end caps...

    PK
    Did you find any PK?

    Best Regards

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