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    1. Banned dubbinmk2's Avatar
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      08-26-2010 11:22 PM #36
      what type of oil are u guys running?

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      08-27-2010 06:05 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by IHookItUuup View Post
      What oil consumption are you guys experiencing with you high mileage VRTs?
      I have not noticed any oil consumption at all. I run BMW synthetic
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      08-27-2010 12:13 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbinmk2 View Post
      what type of oil are u guys running?

      Syntec 5w-40.

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      08-27-2010 12:53 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbinmk2 View Post
      what type of oil are u guys running?
      Mobil 1 10w40.

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    5. 08-27-2010 12:58 PM #40
      5w50 synthetic

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      10-29-2010 08:54 AM #41
      bump

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      10-29-2010 11:25 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by FaelinGL View Post
      Mobil 1 10w40.

      Mike

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      no oil consumption at all
      Runs great. I'm more concerned about my turbo blowing then engine. I'm at 10psi btw


      What kind of life are u guys getting out of your turbos? I'm around 40k right now
      Last edited by Padillamk4; 02-15-2011 at 09:43 AM.

    8. 10-29-2010 11:46 AM #43
      i have absolutly any problems with the engine just motor mounts dont like the abuse so i had to upgrade only problem is 17yr old dizzy gets wet no vroom vroom



      any one no where to get a brand new wiring harness for the 93 slc corrado vr6. i hate old wires and buying another 17 yr old harness just doesnt seem smart. does anyone make harness for my car ?

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      10-29-2010 01:04 PM #44
      new harness =crazy money last time i checked from the dealer it was like $800 cash

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      10-30-2010 01:05 AM #45
      Redline 10W-30.

      Think I've got 124k on it, but I did rebuild it at around 110k due to oil burning. Love this motor. 7200 rpm shifts, 20psi boost, burns no oil, no issues, and I drive it home from the track EVERY time

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      10-30-2010 10:43 AM #46
      I'm using Castrol gtx 5w-40.

      Only oil use/spill i have is a seal leak at the heat exchanger
      Ex-VRT owner

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      10-30-2010 12:30 PM #47
      What about the turbos ? I'm at 40k. And I have nightmares about it blowing on my way to work. Lol. (Daily driven)

      Slc how indepth did you get with your rebuild. I'm gonna re-ring mine and throw the headspacer on in the spring
      Last edited by Padillamk4; 10-30-2010 at 12:33 PM.

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      10-30-2010 01:17 PM #48
      just rolled 140k been @10PSI since 80k
      Last edited by b00st3d-vr6; 10-30-2010 at 01:21 PM.

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      10-30-2010 01:58 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Padillamk4 View Post
      What about the turbos ? I'm at 40k. And I have nightmares about it blowing on my way to work. Lol. (Daily driven)
      I would not be too worried about it. Ensure you have clean/fresh oil as the turbo internals seem to be unforgiving (ie oil changes and be more meticulous than you would be if you did not have the turbo - no debris, degrading oil lines, torn up oil covers, etc). Inspect your feed and return lines often and check for shaft play, allow adequate oil circulation/cool down time prior to shutting off the car, etc.

      My Mk3 is daily driven ~80 miles and I do not have turbo related problems. The car is driven HARD. The Garrett products have held up for 4yrs and counting (Gt35, T3/T4), Precision has been on it for a little over 8 months with no problems either. I've also experimented with "cheap" turbos on this particular car and again no real issues with seals etc.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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      10-30-2010 02:44 PM #50
      "Cheap turbos"? Ebay ? I've thought about buying one just to have on hand. As a backup.

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      10-31-2010 09:43 AM #51
      That's what mine was for.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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      10-31-2010 03:08 PM #52
      Turbonetics T04E: almost 40.000 km on it.

      no problems, no shaft play to worry about
      Ex-VRT owner

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      12-22-2010 02:09 PM #53
      anyone else with a turbo over 40K? just wondering

    19. 12-22-2010 06:20 PM #54
      I ran my Turbonetics 60-1 hard for 7 years and it is still going strong on a buddies 1JZ cressida. I am currently running a precision 67 and has been on for just over a year. I got 7yrs on my first motor (stock) and I'm on my 3rd tranny in 8yrs. Oh and the oil I use is regular Penzoil 5w-30.

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      12-22-2010 06:48 PM #55
      Damn thats awesome how hard do u drive tho? And what boost? Im running vrt stock compression for now 10psi 30k on my kit I run mobil 10/40 synthetic
      Last edited by Padillamk4; 02-15-2011 at 10:05 AM.

    21. 12-23-2010 05:30 AM #56
      I would say that I drive it pretty hard. Through the summer I run it from 60-150mph just about every weekend. Sometimes 160+. On stock motor with head spacer and arp head studs I push 20-24psi and have ran 460-530whp since going turbo.

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      12-23-2010 07:10 AM #57
      194K old daily Corrado.

      100K - 140K boosted with Stage 2/3 VF V9 on original motor.

      140K - present - Built motor with daily 15psi.

      Trans is original but had new syncros and bearings + LSD @ 120K.

      Oil = 10W/50 Silkolene Ester synthetic.








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      12-23-2010 07:18 PM #58
      Very nice looking setup there. I like the stock airbox, nice touch.
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      12-23-2010 08:08 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Padillamk4 View Post
      Slc how indepth did you get with your rebuild. I'm gonna re-ring mine and throw the headspacer on in the spring
      Rebuild kit from MJM at 112k for oil burning only. Motor had good compression. Did the following:

      Bottom End:
      -Main bearings
      -Rod bearings
      -Piston Rings
      -Honed cylinders using a flex hone(ebaymotors) and cordless drill
      -All seals/gaskets
      -Wire brushed, cleaned, primed, and painted block
      -Chains/coolant stuff was already done
      - Measured cylinders, bearing clearances(plastigage), deck. Everything was like new spec so machine shop would have been a waste of $$

      Head:
      -New valve seals
      -lightly lapped valves
      -lifters were done recently
      -ported head with a long die grinder and DIY kit from Summit(not needed)
      -Checked valve guide clearance and head flatness. Again, everything was like new so no machine shop.

      Ran stock headgasket up to 12psi and last winter threw on a C2 9:1 spacer and ARP headstuds torqued to 85 ft-lbs and have run 20psi since with no issues.

      13k miles/4years since the rebuild. Over 200 passes at the drag strip 7200 rpm shifts etc. etc.. Burns no oil, runs like OE, dead reliable. Same with the stock trans w/ peloquin.

      Watch your boost and A/F ratio. It wont "blow up" if those are good and the motor is in good shape. Rebuild it if you are having a problem only. Otherwise head spacer, arps, chains/guides/maintenance and go

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      12-23-2010 08:40 PM #60
      thread makes me happy because i plan on some boost in the spring, and my mileage isn't the lowest

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      12-23-2010 09:56 PM #61
      i blew my 47k miles 99 block 2 years ago (bad fuel pump) and bought and installed a 100k 96 block and ran 11.8@120... boosted it as high as 25+ with my PT 61 turbo and no problem on the street... only problem with that is 3rd gear holding, lol, and not stripping...
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    27. 12-23-2010 10:30 PM #62
      about to hit 140k........400+ whp for about 2 years. still runs great. only had trans problems along the way...lol

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      12-24-2010 02:46 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by GinsterMan98 View Post
      Very nice looking setup there. I like the stock airbox, nice touch.
      Thanks

      Stock air cleaner and snorkels etc in it as well

      Main reason for it is after 1000s of miles with cotton filters, I noticed the compressor wheel was taking a bit of a beating. The paper filter should help extend the turbo life. I want 100k out of my 35r! I think it will do it easily, it's been a tank for 50+k, touches wood.

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      12-24-2010 02:47 PM #64
      I want to do something similar, bet its fun
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      12-26-2010 11:10 AM #65
      160K on the clock, still holding 25 psi.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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      06-02-2011 06:46 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by divineVR6 View Post
      dubbinMk2 i have a question .

      send me a PM
      Isn't he banned?
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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      09-26-2011 07:35 AM #68
      mk3 12V 168k miles
      daily driven HARD @ 9.5psi
      only thing done inside the block is a 9:1 spacer and arp studs
      trans is stock w/ lw flywheel

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      09-26-2011 11:57 AM #69
      boosted @ 190,000 km's - kinetic stage 3, 02M has 40,000-ish

      it's running awesome.... suspension on the other hand needs my attention now

      oh and I use 5w40 royal purple
      Last edited by 24vGTiVR6; 09-26-2011 at 12:01 PM.

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      09-29-2011 01:17 AM #70
      155k miles on mine.
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      10 psi and I daily drive it.

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