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Guide: Turbo paperweight conversion

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Turbo busted?

Repair bill higher than a new replacement?

Chicks starting to dry up when they leave the car and enter your house?

 

Get with it son.

 

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Boom.

 

Difficulty = 1

Where 10 is jumping off a building, and 0 is hitting the ground.

 

Time Required = 40 minutes

Stripping the turbo takes all of 5 minutes, but cutting the base and degreasing the compressor housing will take longer.

 

Tools Required

  • 8/10/12/13/14mm spanner
  • Vice Grips or a bench vice
  • Sheet of MDF
  • Electric jigsaw
  • Black paint
  • Felt or suede fabric
  • Razor knife
  • Spray adhesive

Usage

Put the heavy thing on top of light things so they don't do something they shoudn't. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paper (believed to work)
  • Cockroaches (absolutely works)
  • Drug money (no doubt it will work)
  • Intruders (like a boss)

Process

Step 1. Remove the 6 bolts (or whatever) on the back of the compressor housing.

 

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Step 2. Remove the compressor housing.

 

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Step 3. Remove any bugs that aren't required.

 

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Step 4. Remove the 4 bolts on the turbine housing and knock it apart with a mallet. Remove the compressor wheel using an 8mm spanner (twist right = loose).

 

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Step 5. Confirm that the turbo is in fact f**ked.

 

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Yep, it's f**ked.

 

Step 6. Degrease the alloy and sand the gasket faces smooth, along with any lettering. If not making a base, file the outlet flange smooth.

 

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Step 7. Cut some alloy bar to bolt to the compressor wheel. If you don't plan to make a base, then drill holes to bolt it to the compressor housing.

 

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Step 8. Trace the shape of the base onto MDF, then cut to size. Drill some holes in the lip of the compressor housing and screw in place using counter-sunk screws. Glue some felt or suede onto the back for a professional and scratch-free finish.

 

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Step 9. Bask in the hektikness of your newfound desk ornament. Playing COD online will no longer be a turnoff for your significant other.

 

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Edited by pmod

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Awesome dude.. Def's gonna do this with my busted turbo downstairs..

 

Cheers for the idea.. :)

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Your guides are too much win :lol:

 

Well done and keep em coming haahha!

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Cheers, will do ;)

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