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Old 08-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #101
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Managed to remove the compressor housing. There was some red sealant between the plate and the housing. I wonder if I should use sealant at assembly as well?
Despite all my efforts turbo housing was stuck and I really began to worry that even if I get it moving I'll damage the blades. Luckily I remembered that I have cheap android/pc borescope kit somewhere. Finally I got a good use for it.

Despite some marks on blades I believe this turbo will have some track time

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Old 08-30-2016, 11:15 PM   #102
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There should be no gasket stuff. Just an o-ring
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:18 AM   #103
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Well, I might have missed something, but I haven't seen any o-ring there nor any place where it could have been installed.
Will check today once again...
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VF's used some sort of orange rtv. O-rings are usually an aftermarket turbo thing
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VF's used some sort of orange rtv. O-rings are usually an aftermarket turbo thing
Terry, I watched your video on VF43 rebuild couple of times while trying to figure out what to do with mine, thanks! )))

Looks like it was original sealant then. Will Threebond 1215 work there?
I'ts basically everything I have on hand now - got it because it was recommended in the manual for valve cover gaskets job. Contact surface is quite big there, if sealant will be too strong it would be really hard to take this thing apart next time. Well... if anybody will ever need to do that )))
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Hmm, maybe since mine is a oem TD05
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Terry, I watched your video on VF43 rebuild couple of times while trying to figure out what to do with mine, thanks! )))

Looks like it was original sealant then. Will Threebond 1215 work there?
I'ts basically everything I have on hand now - got it because it was recommended in the manual for valve cover gaskets job. Contact surface is quite big there, if sealant will be too strong it would be really hard to take this thing apart next time. Well... if anybody will ever need to do that )))
I never resealed mine, and i forgot an important step in that video. Mark a line across the compressor wheel, nut and shaft so you can line it back up after assembly. should keep it balanced
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Well, I never touched that nut. I always thought that it's not a good idea to remove the wheel without balancing it all again, so I only cleaned it from the outside and put housing back.

Got some hi-temp RTV sealant today, will put it together soon.
Meanwhile, had to return loaned dremel tool, so tried to install bonnet locks yesterday.

Sort of final position of the latch:


Still need to clear the underside to finish the installation. And repeat it all on the left side.

Not the best place to mount aerocatch locks because there are three layers of metal in that area, and two of them bonded together with some rubber glue. I need to carefully remove it all but outer skin to install the backing plate on the underside...
But... there is no way back now
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Do you have the vent backing plates you want to sell? Just curious
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Never thought about that. There are pates on this bonnet, they where painted quite bad by previous owner, look awful... And Shipping them out of Cyprus will probably cost more than they cost )
Meanwhile, end result:
Looks nice on the outside but from the inside it's quite a mess... Was in hurry to finish it, so cut some corners.. literally... Anyway, this bonnet had some damage to the structure form accident, so it's basically a good piece to train on.
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