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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Just got one of those aluminum radiators from Ebay for my 91 Firefly. ... EBIDX%3AIT Looks as if everything is right, except it sits about an inch too high. Is there a different lower bracket that would make it line up right? Maybe the bracket for an automatic sits lower because of the extra transmission cooler?

Also, I just got my turbo off, it's putting oil into the intake. Doesn't seem to be any play in the impeller shaft. Should I just find a turbo specialist, or is there a rebuild kit that would be easy to put in?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:06 pm 
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Yes. The automatic cradle sits lower.

I believe you can get a turbo rebuild kit, but your results may vary.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:17 pm 
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jess (jardamuth) of turbine tech is now at rebuilding turbos for all makes and models. he has a long history with our cars and the ihi rhb32 turbos for them. i'm sure that he can rebuild it. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:34 pm 

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If you decide to attempt the rebuild you're self be aware the shaft has reverse threads. I didn't know this and ruined mine.

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