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#9: 05-03-2013, 11:49 AM
 
 Max Capacity
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Originally Posted by Brett View Post
what are signs of a bad turbo? mine seems fine, but i really don't know how to tell if it's breaking, besides noise, lack of power, or whatever
Learn how it sounds, mine had the P0011, P0022 CEL. then for the next 1000 miles or so it whinned, the day it whistled I stopped driving it and replaced the vf40 with a vf52 that was at 142,000 miles.

My engine was fine.
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196k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

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