1 (edited by jonwatkins 2021-12-04 07:38 PM)

Topic: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

Blew a turbo on a VW Rabbit 1.6L diesel mk1.  Turns out all the pick n pulls in NorCal close at night.  Anyone know of any magic rocks we might look under?  We're from out of town, so our Rolodex is coming up a bit short.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

Is that a T3/T4 turbo like on the D24T? If so, wander over to #745 or some other turbo volvo. I'm not there, but somebody brought a spare turbo...

That guy

3 (edited by DirtyDuc 2021-12-04 08:06 PM)

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

optionally, take the guts out of the turbo and run it NA.

white pine has a good torque spec and can be used as a spacer as long as EGT's aren't too high.

That guy

4 (edited by jonwatkins 2021-12-04 08:09 PM)

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

Thanks for the reply!  Really appreciate the help.  Also not at the race, so I'll let the guys know.  We're the yellow Caddy truck, #181.Sounds like at T3 could work?  If not, it wouldn't be the first midnight turbo delete for this rig.  Love the white pine suggestion smile

5 (edited by DirtyDuc 2021-12-04 08:21 PM)

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

I run a Porsche... white pine and diesel conversions are par for the course.

Sonoma is just too far from here to help other than with bad advice.

That guy

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

What kind of turbo?

Re: At Sonoma in search of a VW Rabbit/Caddy turbo/manifold.

Sounds like we have a funky trapezoidal flange.  Not sure if I can post external links here, but here's to trying.  From afar, it sounds like we're dealing with some shape like this:
https://www.partsplaceinc.com/vw-turbo- … 23861.html

So white pine may indeed be the way to go, EGT's permitting of course.  It's just mushy enough...