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Category Archives: Turbo Services

Garrett T28 turbo rebuild and journal bearing conversion 0.86A/R

This is a custom turbo we built for a customer in Pennsylvania. This project started with a damaged ball bearing Garrett T28 turbocharger. Since the turbo cannot be serviced or rebuilt we converted it to journal bearing system. We build these turbos usually with a more popular 0.64A/R turbine housing. This time the customer requested […]


Volvo V70 TD04H-13T Turbo Rebuild

This was a Volvo turbo rebuild for a customer in Hawaii. He complained of light smoking under heavy load. Prior to complete disassembly and inspection we could not offer a 100% quote, but we had a feeling it was the turbine shaft seal started to wear out. The customer sent us the turbo for a […]


Toyota CT26 60-1 Turbo Rebuild

This is another CT26 turbo rebuild we performed at PRE. This turbo suffered failure due to mechanic’s error, who left a shop rag in the turbo inlet pipe. Compressor wheel was destroyed and a complete overhaul was a proper solution. This turbocharger will be rebuilt and installed on a customers Toyota Cressida with a 7MGTE […]


Toyota CT26 Turbo Rebuild

Another common turbo we rebuild at PRE. This is a stock CT26 found on the MK3(1986-1992) Toyota Supra. This turbo showed its age when we received it. Worn compressor wheel with chips and bents, excessive wear of the bearing housing, and typical cracks in the turbine housing inlet and wastegate opening. We did a complete […]


Saab 9-3 2.0T Garrett T25 Turbo Rebuild

This is another type of Garrett T25 turbo we rebuilt at PRE. This particular turbo was in decent shape when it came in. It only needed our basic rebuild service to make it 100% again. Please look in the Turbo Services section for exact description of rebuild process. APPLICATION: 1998-2002 Saab 9-3…B204E, B204L, B204R, B205E, […]


Subaru Impreza STI IHI VF39 Turbo Rebuild

This is an IHI VF39 turbocharger removed from a 2005 Subaru Impreza STI. The turbo was in decent condition to begin with and only needed a complete rebuild kit for the overhaul. Customer complained of minor oil consumption and smoking from the exhaust pipe. Inspection revealed a worn out turbine shaft seal. Complete rebuild was […]


Subaru TD06H-20G Turbo Rebuild

Another turbo rebuild at PRE. This time we received a Subaru turbo that suffered a catastrophic failure. This turbo broke the turbine shaft due to lack of lubrication. Compressor wheel, bearing housing, turbine rotor shaft, and all consumable parts(bearings, thrust collar, shaft seals, o-rings, clips, and hardware). Turbine housing was media blasted by hand and […]


Garrett T25 Turbocharger Rebuild

Here are PRE we rebuild a lot of Garrett T25 turbochargers. This turbo is commonly found on Nissan Silvia/180sx/240sx cars equipped with SR20DET engines. A variation of the T25 turbo can also be found on the 2nd generation 95-98 Mitsubishi Eclipse(Eagle Talon), and 98-2002 Saab 9-3. This turbo was rebuilt with all new bearings, seals, […]


2009+ Subaru Impreza WRX IHI VF52 Turbocharger Rebuild

Pavel’s Racing Engines now offers repair and rebuild services for 2009+ Subaru Impreza WRX IHI VF52 turbochargers. This turbocharger was improperly used and heavily abused causing thrust bearing failure, in turn causing turbine seal failure and excessive oil consumption. This turbocharger was disassembled, cleaned, inspected, all clearances checked with micrometers and bore gauges, and rebuild […]


Greddy T518Z TD05H-18G Turbocharger Rebuild

This is another sample of our work. We rebuilt this improperly used and heavily abused turbocharger. Compressor wheel was replaced due to extensive wear, bearing housing honed out to accept oversized journal bearings, all new consumable components(piston ring seals, o-rings, c-clips, and hardware), rotating assembly balancing, all followed by careful assembly. The turbocharger is sold […]


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