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What is the average life expectancy (miles) of the average turbo in a 1st Gen. MX-6 GT??
 

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Mine's up to 192k, but you gotta take care of it well.
 

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Mine boosts good and doesnt make wierd noise, but it leaks oil. Probably cause I use synthetic.
 

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Ditto for me on the good boost and leakage with synthetic.
 

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Same Here!

Good boost - little leaking - I use synthetic. Over 138,000 miles on it. Is it better to not use synthetic?
 

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If you don't your engine probably won't last as long. You gotta take it up the A$$ one way or another : )
 
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Hey guys, What can you do to stop the leaking from it?? Anything besides rebuilding it??
 

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Let the car warm up for at least 5 minutes, or till normal operating temperature. Let the car sit at idle at LEAST 30 seconds before shutting it off, I usually let it sit for 2 minutes after highway runs. Take it easy when you first take off, let the turbo get used to spinning. Thats all I know from driving. The times have to do with the oil in the turbo circulating. Also, use at least 91 octane gas to keep the emissions system in fine tune (it will also create less knock on cold starts).

[Edited by rmtaylor on 03-09-2001 at 10:09 AM]
 

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Is that like 165000 miles?
 

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MattDogg said:
What are somethings you have to do to keep it well maintained?
Dont drive hard until the car's warmed up. after driving hard or on the highway for a while, let the car idle for 30-60 seconds to allow the turbo centersection bearing to cool down (if you look under the hood after driving on the highway, you'll see that your turbo is glowing). Change the oil at least every 3,000 miles, and dont use shit oil. You dont have to go synthetic since it's crazy expensive, but at the least get a good semi-synth oil (Mobil drive-clean blend, valvoline, etc.).
 
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