Banks wants to sell me a new turbo

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by nelstomlinson, May 16, 2018.

  1. nelstomlinson

    nelstomlinson Full Access Member

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    I emailed Banks about getting a rebuild kit for my Sidewinder. They tell me they would be happy to sell me a new one, but no parts. Would you all buy a new Sidewinder, or buy some other turbo, or is there a source for bearings and seals?

    The turbo is on an '87 6.9L.
     
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    79jasper Chickenhawk

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    Or talk to typ4.

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    Will do, thanks.

    If it were necessary to get a new turbo, is the Sidewinder a good way to go? Or are there significantly better options?
     
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    Personally I wouldn't buy another sidewinder kit if they don't offer rebuild kits. I'd have told them that on the phone. I intend to contact Typ4 when I can actually afford a kit.
     
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    I can rebuild that mitsu turbo, I dont sell rebuild parts.
     
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    do you rebuild 088 turbos? what would be a typical cost if my main components are still good?
     
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    Am not sure what turbo you have now but there is nothing wrong with a sidewinder turbo. Just be careful purchasing any ebay trubo rebuild kit. some a very low quality. Russ aka typ4 is the person who can make any turbo sing hp... Also please remember at speed and engine rpm these turbos are spinning above 120,000 rpm. thats 2000 rpm PER SECOND.... Balancing is required.
     
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    yes, pm me for cost.
     

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