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Hello. Currently there is a used turbo out of an 87 TurboCoupe on ebay. Are used turbo's a horrible idea? When (if) i were to receive it, could I get someone in the know to check it out, and determine if anything is faulty?

I ask because a used turbo in good shape for a 100 bucks sure beats 1500 for a new...as long as it isnt 100 dollars wasted.

Is this style turno (87 TurboCoupe) worthy of putting into a rebuilt 2.3? Thanks!
 

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that's a small IHI unit, pretty decent. if there is minimal shaft play, it's ok. but at a upullit junkyard, you can get a turbo for about $50, pull the air cleaner off, spin the vanes, verify it's smooth and with little play, then pull it out if it's good.
 
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