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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:56 am 
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Car Model: Saab 9-5 2.3t estate 9-3 Aero
Going to take the turbo out my 2000 aero hot vert for a refurb.
Can anyone recommend a good place to send it where the job and parts used is and are top notch?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:21 am 
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Location: North Cambridgeshire
Car Model: 9-5 p/white 9-5 s/grey
https://www.turborebuild.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:26 am 
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Or buy a Mellett core and DIY it? You do need a big pair of circlip pliers or some ingenuity if you go down this route.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:30 am 
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9000Parts wrote:
Or buy a Mellett core and DIY it? You do need a big pair of circlip pliers or some ingenuity if you go down this route.


good call, yeah if you are taking it off yourself this is a good option, would probably be far easier on your wallet as well :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:00 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero est. 9-3 Carlsson
The big pair of circlip pliers is essential. I tried taking my broken turbo apart. I'm not strong enough to get the circlip out with my 7 inch circlip pliers!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:18 am 
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Car Model: Saab 9-5 2.3t estate 9-3 Aero
It has got to go to a good reputable turbo recon company as I've no balancing machinery.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:35 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
sabb9523 wrote:
It has got to go to a good reputable turbo recon company as I've no balancing machinery.


If you replace the core its a cartridge so no balancing required.
If you are going to take the turbo out yourself your only a couple of steps away from splitting the turbo in half and replacing the core......
Mellet have an excellent reputation and costs would probably lower and less hassle.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:36 pm 
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sgould wrote:
The big pair of circlip pliers is essential. I tried taking my broken turbo apart. I'm not strong enough to get the circlip out with my 7 inch circlip pliers!


Not essential. I managed with with a vice, a large jubilee clamp, 2 screwdrivers and an extra set of hands. And several failed attempts before everything came together and the circlip dropped into the recess and didnt try decapitating us, which it did try to do several times first.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Decapitation is something to be avoided!! :o It does look a tricky job if you have to bodge it - I did try, but discretion was the better part of valour.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:51 pm 
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Car Model: 9k, 9-5 Aero & a Jaaag
I've re-done a 9-5 one using a Melett core, as mentioned you need suitable circlip pliers - standard ones are woefully inadequate. I used a pair like this after first trying some bigger ones of a more standard type - these made the job significantly easier.

Also a good opportunity to change the studs on the exhaust housing whilst it's off, if they've not been done ... replacing the core is only really an option if the original unit hasn't exploded though, as otherwise the inlet and/or exhaust housings may be damaged.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Hugh at AirBearings is excellent - he'll also balance anything you've put together yourself.
http://www.airbearingsolutions.co.uk/tu ... urbishment


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