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Old 21 Feb 2019, 11:28 am
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Default Turbo Cartridge Replacement

I am going to tackle replacing my cartridge this weekend in my 2006 PT GT (around 80k miles). I also have an oil feed line that I am going to replace while I am at it, just in case there is a problem with that too.

Any tips, HOW-TO's, or Gotch-ya's? I searched around the site and found a couple tips here and there.

1. Is the oil feed line hard to replace? Does anything need to be done from under the car?

2. Do I have to drain the coolant completely or at all? Will the lines on the cartridge be empty just based on them being higher on the engine?

3. Can the cartridge be replaced without pulling the whole turbo (unhooking exhaust and exhaust manifold)?

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Old 21 Feb 2019, 12:26 pm
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I am going to tackle replacing my cartridge this weekend. I also have an oil feed line that I am going to replace while I am at it, just in case there is a problem with that too.

Any tips, HOW-TO's, or Gotch-ya's? I searched around the site and found a couple tips here and there.

I see that removing the upper intake makes it the easiest, is it required?

I need to change the oil so I am assuming I should drain it anyway to replace feed line.

Do I have to drain the coolant for any reason?

Can the cartridge be replaced without pulling the whole turbo?

Replacing the cartridge because it sounds to me like the bearings are going (like when I shut the car off I can hear it spinning way louder)

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Whats the model and mileage?
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 03:18 pm
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Sorry, 2006 PT GT and about 80k

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Anyone? Tips?

I cleaned up my original post a little bit and made it more concise... hopefully.

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Old 23 Feb 2019, 09:43 pm
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Well progress has been made on the PT GT. I have removed the turbo finally and need to get the C ring removed next. Ran into a couple issues. The Oil feed inlet "fitting" that was on the car does not fit into the new cartridge, so looks like I need to get a new one. And I noticed that a vacuum hose has broken. It is on the side of the throttle body inlet tube.

Any idea what that particular one does? It wraps over the firewall to a block on the passenger side.

FYI, about 90% blockage in the turbo cartridge for oil... I have a new oil feed line, but not sure how I am going to get it replaced. Can I just pushing all the crud down into the oil pan with a long wire pipe cleaner?



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Old 24 Feb 2019, 02:47 pm
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Look in the turbo sticks and there is a turbo rebuild thread to go by. Covers many of your questions. Your oil line should be the same as the new one. So if it doesn't fit the cartridge. You may have the wrong one. The oil line is the hardest part. Has a block adapter that has to be held with a wrench while loosening the oil line. A pain to get access to. I used a drill bit the same size of the tubing and by hand clean out the tube. Usually only clogged up to right before the bend of the tube. After you finish the tube. Pull fuel and ignition relays and crank over to flush out the line. Have helper do the switch and you can catch oil in a small can. Should be a full big stream. Assemble and do the switch again to prime the turbo. Replace the relays and your good to go.
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Old 26 Feb 2019, 11:45 pm
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Any idea if that broken vacuum line goes to something important? The one that is on the air tube with the curve at the end? Was thinking maybe I could tape it or split it
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Any idea if that broken vacuum line goes to something important? The one that is on the air tube with the curve at the end? Was thinking maybe I could tape it or split it
All the vacuum lines or important on these. Maybe slip a hose over to connect the two ends.
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Old 28 Feb 2019, 12:29 pm
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Thanks, that is exactly what I was thinking and will do
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Old 01 Mar 2019, 03:46 pm
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SO, I have gotten back around to working on the car again. I have the old cartridge out and I removed the oil feed line fitting from the old Turbo however it does not fit into the new turbo cartridge. It appears that the new oil feed line threaded hole in the catridge is 12mm x 1.5 which is not what it was previously. Has anyone else ran into this??
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