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I'm pretty sure that my turbo is about to buy the farm, because it won't hold boost like it used to, it has 40k miles on it at 20+ psi, and under WOT it makes this sort of metallic whistle (sounds like its dying). I won't have the cash to do an upgrade for another few months, so what's the worst that could happen if I keep running the dying (soon to be dead) turbo? Could I end up with no boost at all?
 

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Re: Dying turbo.. (Mr_Ginzo)

Well first it will start to smoke out the exhaust like a mofo. If you continue to push it, don't worry the shaft won't stop spinning. It will just snap in half and send the exhaust wheel down the downpipe. Pretty sure the screen in the cat will catch it though
ask me how I know this
 
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