Externally the turbo was not pretty but this was nothing compared to the condition internally. The bearings/turbine shaft/bearing housing and seals were all worn and needed replacing, but also the turbine housing had a whopping great big crack completely through the wall of the housing. Its quite a common problem due to the age of these vehicles, but nothing we couldn’t solve. Thankfully we had a good used housing in stock.
After a couple of days the turbo was fully reconditioned. In fact there wasn’t much left of the original turbo as it all required replacing. We also upgraded a few parts; like the seals and bearing system, to our motorsport versions. In the end it all worked out, and Tim was over the moon with it. As you can see Tim showed off his lovely Lancia Delta at the X? car show.