Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

That spinning thing that makes all of the cool noises. OE and Aftermarket.

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wtdash
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Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

Post by wtdash »

This came on my '04 FXT. PO was told by the shop that installed it that it's a "Blouch 18G-XT turbo upgrade with an 8cm turbine housing".

Based on these pics, I'd say NOT...Guessing 'ebait special' (real Blouch @ bottom) :( :.

Anyone tell me what this is or the best way to find out?

EDIT: From Blouch turbo:
turbo you have is not a Blouch product. I can also tell you it has a 7cm exhaust housing not the 8cm. Its not a even a genuine Mitsubishi turbo that we use for all our subaru journal bearing turbos. By the looks of the compressor wheel, we can tell this is a China or cheap copy of the real Mitsubishi turbocharger.
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Thanks,
Td
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Re: Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

Post by dscoobydoo »

Well, without any markings, all you are going to get is that it IS an 18G.

I would have to agree with an ebay special
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Re: Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

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some asshole sanded the markings off?

hilarious.
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Re: Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

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I dont think they were sanded I think on the eBay turbos they aren't marked anyways.
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Re: Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

Post by Mt.HOODrat »

that sucks.... just curious though, how did it run? did it still build boost and make good power? also, lets see some pics of this turbo Fozzy lol i love those things
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Re: Let's Play - WTH Turbo is this?

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^The 1st time I got into boost WOT it threw a CEL....IIRC it was due to an overboost. The car had a tune it on it, but apparently not a good one. :roll: But it did build boost, and ran OK, but I didn't trust it.

So, I just babied it 'til I put in a VF39/STi TMIC and a got a Cobb AP custom (but not Protune) tune online.

I want to avoid the endless mods (experiments?) I did on my Legacy....been there, done that. But that did give me experience in what to do w/the Foz.

No good pics yet.

Thanks,
TD
Turbo Subies:
'87 GL-10 Turbo - SOLD
'90 BJ EJ22T/DOHC & 5speed swap - SOLD
'04 FXT, Forged internals, VF39, STI TMIC, Cobb AP- SOLD
'93 Legacy SS - 5-speed, SOLD :-(
'02 WRX -SOLD
'96 BD-turbo'd-SOLD
'98 SF - NA-T
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