Ok, so you are going to save yourself some money and rebuild your turbo yourself when you hear, "How are you going to balance it? Turbochargerss MUST be balanced or you are wasting your money". Yes, the know-it-all down the pub or at work wants to put you down before you have even popped the bonnet.
If the Turbo Compressor and Turbine Wheels have no sign of damage, then you can go down the route of making a mark from the tip of the turbine shaft, down over the shaft nut and onto the Compressor Wheel. Then, once you have stripped, cleaned and renewed the bearings and are rebuilding the turbo back up, you can align all Turbo Components back up and in effect 'keep the balance' of the turbo pre-rebuild...
Not ideal? Well, we have a better option!
Turbo Rebuild are pleased to offer a balancing service for the ultimate home turbo rebuild. For only £50 (plus return postage), you can send us your Turbine Shaft, Compressor Wheel, Shaft Nut and Thrust Collar and typically within 48hrs we will have returned your freshly balanced Turbo Parts together with balancing printout. All Turbo Rotors are balanced to as near perfect as possible in some cases to 0.001g, but always to within manufacturer tolerances.
Please note: We can only accept Turbo Shaft and Wheels with all blades intact and not badly bent etc (please contact us for advice).