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JUST REBUILT IHI TURBO
347BIRD Offline
Junior Member
#1
HI ALL, 
New to the site but been reading it a lot. I am having my IHI rebuilt currently and im wondering if im supposed to prime the the turbo before my first startup somehow. IM thinkin it would need oil in it and not sure how that works?? please help
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Mikey97D Offline
Junior Member
#2
Everything is listed here for an oil change and would apply to your first start up with the rebuild.

https://turbotbird.com/thread-turbo-care-oil-changes
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Prime engine/turbo after every oil change. If you hold gas pedal dead on the floor while cranking, the engine will not start as long as the gas pedal is matted to the floor. Doing it this way, the system thinks you are trying to clear a "flooded" condition, hence it won't start until your foots off the gas pedal.
Pete Dunham


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anasazi4st Offline
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(05-14-2019, 08:47 PM)You Pete D Wrote: Prime engine/turbo after every oil change. If you hold gas pedal dead on the floor while cranking, the engine will not start as long as the gas pedal is matted to the floor. Doing it this way, the system thinks you are trying to clear a "flooded" condition, hence it won't start until your foots off the gas pedal.

To quote the late great Johnny Carson: “I did not know that.”


I’ve always just pulled the coil wire from the distributor, cranked the engine two times for about 5-10 seconds each, and then reconnected it. I like the simple elegance of your method.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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347BIRD Offline
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#5
Got the new (rebuilt) turbo in and car is running again!!! Man, it feels good to be in the bird again. I had a little trouble w/getting some of the hard lines to mate up but all is done,,, praying for no leaks! haha
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