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2011 GQV turbo repair
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:17:26 AM »
Hi folks,
My Giulietta QVs turbo checked out last week at 140,000km. i pulled it off and no surprises found that the bearing has gone. Fortunately theres no damage to the turbine or compressor and hence no shards of metal eating out the rest of the engine!
Alfa have quoted me a whopping $3600 to supply a new turbo. Ive also found it online for closer to $2k. Either option seems like far too much.
I found a UK forum post that suggested this is a common failure on the 1750tbi engines and was fixed by an updated oil feed line. The same thread also said that the turbos can be repaired rather than replaced.
Now my question is, has anyone here repaired their turbo before, and which $200-300 ebay special cartridge did you use? The part number is 53049880090CHRA but there are multiple suppliers in China, Latvia and USA - they all appear to be the exact same Chinese part. Can anyone shed light on whether there is more than one manufacturer of this aftermarket part and which is the safer bet?

Alternatively, does anyone know of a second hand turbo in good nic for sale?

any advice appreciated