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Ebay Turbo difference T3/T4 TO4E

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Hi guys,
I am currently getting all the parts together for a RB30E+T conversion but am a little lost to the turbo/dump pipe fitment. I am planning to buy a stock vlt dump pipe as it has the thread already there for the o2 sensor. My question is: will the stock turbo dump fit onto an ebay turbo & should I use one with a internal wastegate or external? Here is a couple of pics of the stock 5 bolt t3/t4 to4e turbo & the stock VLT Turbo dump.
 

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i bought a whole kit off ebay a fw years back it was the hi rise manifold, turbo flange for an external gate,, went hard and was brillant really it came with a dump pipe n all i had to by was a gate
 

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Niice, it's good to hear that you had luck on your side with your "ebay turbo" experience. The setup that I am going to get is in the attached photos but I will need to have the o2 sensor housing welded onto the dump pipe.
Any ideas on whether the combination of parts will work together and fit?
 

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Hey man i have this turbo as well t3/t4 T04e... Has been on over 12 months and loving it at 10.5 Psi... mine came with an exhaust Flange so i went to an exhaust shop and got a piece of 3" mandrel Bent pipe and welded the flange myself. Try and Go 3" pipe not 2.5. As for the O2 Sensor thread. Mate all it is is a Nut welded onto the exhaust
I have the same High-rise manifold as well but the external Gate provision was different so i welded on the flange for the wastegate and i shortened it.. all good. :p
Goodluck man.
 

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mine ran 18 for 3 years and was thrashed,,,,very rarely did the turbo timer get used (2 mayb 3 times a day) as i was lazy or in a rush at time....its still goin now just the car is off the road
 

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18psi for 3 years?? I would be more than happy with that!! OK, I have decided to get the turbo but with a few little extra goodies. The one I have been looking at getting comes with the 5 bolt flange, gaskets & all the oil lines with built-in restrictors to prevent excess oil pressure blowing the seals out prematurely. Her is a link to the turbo: T3 T4 T04E Turbocharger .63 A/R Turbo + Oil Line Flange - eBay (item 290499603244 end time Mar-12-11 17:30:55 PST)
BTW - Which ebay seller did you get your turbos through. Obviously whoever it was, they are selling the good ones!!
 

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lol two people sey theregreat and your sold on them lol.

do a search on google or go on calaisturbo.com.au and search for that crap
 

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yeah, I did a search on google the other day & there seems to be mixed results. some last 5 minutes, some last a couple of months and some last a few years. For the price, it's a chance that I'm willing to take. It seems the most dodgey ones were the early xs power & ss auto chrome ones. To be honest, I don't have high hopes for the turbo and if it stuffs up, then it's my own fault for being a cheapskate. But if it does hold together then I'm a happy camper. I wasn't sold on them because of the last few posts from people saying that "there great", I had chosen to go this way before today.
 

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i have read that as well
On a few cases yeah there was some poorly molded comp housings as well.
and had a bad rep for not being balanced properly...
And i also bet ppl would have tried to pump 30+ with them.. and smash their motor.
check if the exhaust nut has been ground at all then u will know if it has been balanced.
As long as u have sufficient oil drain pipe size (Dia) then u wont need a restrictor.
In all honesty stick to a standard VLT setup.
Goodluck man.
 
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