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Old 11-15-2017, 11:04 PM
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Turbo question

Do you guys have any idea which turbo I'm running here? The guy I bought the car from said it's a ported & polished BW, but I never learned what size. If it helps, it spools up to 21-22 PSI around 3000-ish RPM.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:21 AM
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would really need to see the tag and any identification markings. If those aren't available you'd need to measure the diameters of the compressor and turbine wheels for starters.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:36 AM
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Yes, the tag looks gone and someone painted it blue on the cool side, looks oem but might have a turbine/fin upgrade.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:12 AM
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Just curious...did it come without the heat shield?
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:50 AM
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yes, i was just thinking that, hopefully you have the heat shield to put back I would not run without it. It will cook the valve cover front and possibly warp out the hood scoop even more.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:46 PM
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Yep, that's exactly how it was when I purchased it. Where's a good place to pick a heat shield up?
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:04 PM
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Let me clarify, that's how the turbo was when I purchased the car. I think the guy that installed all the upgrades just failed to put that shield back on.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:15 PM
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check out eurotechs on facebook, I'm almost positive i've seen that on their feed, unless there's several of these running around out there. they should be able to give you an idea of what it is
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:25 PM
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HA! Found the comment you were referencing, that's the exact turbo installed in my Clubman! Posted a quick reply to the former owner, should hear back before long. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:16 AM
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you got it, let us know what you find out, also looks like turbo manifold is coated?
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:32 PM
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Yep, that's exactly how it was when I purchased it. Where's a good place to pick a heat shield up?
Thats the top factory sheild.

11657595605

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Sit...h/11657595605/




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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/hex-bolt/07147543920/

07147543920 x5 is the bolts
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:58 PM
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Mystery solved!

So I was finally able to determine it's a stock turbo, just ported and polished.
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Thanks for the update.

Yes, from the outside it does look stock except for the blue paint. So that shield should work great.
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I have one of WMW's blankets under my stock heat shield....some people just put the blanket on and leave the shield off....you might ask Way for some guidance on that approach. Also, is the lower heat shield missing as well? If I remember correctly, the lower shield is actually two halves, one facing the engine and one facing the radiator. Wonder if the previous owner just left everything off when he reinstalled the turbo after having it ported, polished, and painted..... The lower portion shields the heat from the catalytic convert...I would think that it could be a problem running without it....esp during high ambient temperatures and running slowly, like in traffic.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:49 PM
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Not sure about the lower heatshield bugeye, I'll have to get down there and check it out.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:22 AM
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Turbo

Alta has a fabric shield. I. Used it. The factory shield is impossible. I wrapped my down pipe in high heat fabric. It’s hot under there but not impossible to work on the car, and nothing up top melted.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:52 AM
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Is shielding the downpipe necessary if it's catless?
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:31 PM
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Alta version went nla. I would run a shield or something, still gets hot under there cat or no cat.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:48 PM
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Alta no longer available.

They don't have the fabric blanket anymore? That sucks. Using the blanket and the hi-temp wrap is the best. Well you need a shield of some kind and hopefully you left the rear shield bolted to the underside of the engine. You now need something to protect the fan and radiator and something up top.

Keep me informed.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:58 PM
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Ok,
There is a universal T3 and T4 tubo blankest you can make fit, but it does not cover everything, scroll to the bottom.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/Turbo_Blanket/
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