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#1 Josh18

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:29 PM

Hey guys. My recently bought 95 legacy has a what I would call a "whiney" primary turbo. It works fine but I think the bearing is on its way out. I have heard of these being noisy in the past and not being an issue, but should I be worried about it? I don't want to send shrapnel into the rest of the engine if it does go.

I believe it's a VF13 as my car is an early model with a wastegate on the secondary and the year model. I have seen a few on line, but does anyone know of a source in Australia? Or if i even should be worried?

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 05:48 PM

Ichiban imports in Sydney is probably your best bet. 



#3 Josh18

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

Thanks mate



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

My 97 rs legacy primary turbo whines like supercharger, a tad annoying but she runs fine

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

My 93 GT has a VF 18 primary and it's also got a distinct whine. Seems to produce boost fine.

 

Didn't really make it for the brief period when I had the VF26 on there.



#6 Josh18

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:11 PM

Hey, I put a new VF13 on it over the christmas break and it doesn't make any noise, though the old noisy turbo seemed fine when I had it out. No lateral play but a little bit of axial. After buying the new one I read that IHI ball bearing turbos can be noisy so I was a bit bummed but this new one is definitely silent compared to the old one. Only problem is now I can hear all the other noises! I now have the gearbox out changing the big bearing on the input shaft lol. Hopefully its back together this week.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:44 AM

@Josh18 - you throwing a front LSD in the box while you”ve got it split?

Most over looked gearbox mod in my opinion. While my application is for offroad, my front LSD certainly gets a work out! Onroad I can notice it in the wet when pushing it a bit.

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#8 Josh18

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

Haha no, just want it quiet at this stage.

The box is back in now and it is so much better. Now on to the vacuum lines.



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Posted Yesterday, 02:24 PM

Where did you get the new VF13 from in the end?






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