Here at DieselCore, we’re always looking for good core such as injectors, turbos, and ECMs. Today, we’re going to look at a turbo core to determine if it’s in acceptable condition.
We are going to examine a Holset He351Ve VGT turbo core. When looking at a turbo core, there are several things we consider when grading them. A high quality turbo core has undamaged and unchipped blades and the shaft spins freely with no end play. Some turbos also have an actuator. When examining a turbo core, you should also look for fire or heat damage. Turbocharger core that is burned is not acceptable.
A lower quality turbo core will be broken, missing pieces, seized, or have excess damage. If the shaft is broken or locked (the fan won’t spin), then the turbo core is lower quality and could have a pricing deduction. For some Holset turbos, a missing actuator equals lower quality. Any damage such as fire or heat damage or compressor housing damage will also lower the quality and could face a pricing deduction.
After examining your turbocharger core, is it considered high or low quality? Is it acceptable? Take a look at the criteria and see if you can figure out that answer.
If you have turbocharger cores to sell, we’re always looking to buy. Please make sure to pack your core carefully so that it is protected from further damage during shipping. Remember: Good core is worth more!