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Are there any mechanics that would know the proper amount of play allowed in the turbo shaft? I was about to install my brand new turbo, but it seems to have some play in the shaft. Is this normal?
 

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Not on a brand new turbo. You want zero shaft play. None forward, back, left, right, up, down. What brand turbo is it?
 

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They will move some with out any oil in the bearings. Shouldnt feel any in/out.
 

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^^^^ Ditto. Plus the wheels must not contact the housings.
When you have that new turbo installed, use a socket and breaker bar that fits the nut on the Compressor end and hold the shaft so it can’t spin and have someone else start up the truck to make sure it gets full lubrication. Then, shut it off and the shaft won’t move up and down unless you apply enough force to push the oil out.
And no, the wrenches won’t fly out of your hand and across the garage. In fact, you will barely feel any torque on the shaft when you hold it from the get/go and the engine is idling. Craig
 
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