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Old 02-09-2010, 08:54 PM
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I have a chance to buy a clean 91 Rx7 turbo.. The car needs seals, it will start but not stay running long.. Seems low on compression. is this a hard fix for a do- it you self mechanic.



I know the seals and gaskets etc are around 800.00 I'm told.. I want to road race, so are there any seals that are more durable..



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Old 02-10-2010, 07:45 PM
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I have a chance to buy a clean 91 Rx7 turbo.. The car needs seals, it will start but not stay running long.. Seems low on compression. is this a hard fix for a do- it you self mechanic.



I know the seals and gaskets etc are around 800.00 I'm told.. I want to road race, so are there any seals that are more durable..



Please offer advice.
You're probably better off picking up a rebuilt engine. Generally when a turbo "needs seals" it means a broken apex seal, which usually takes out at least one rotor and housing, usually the end and center plates.



Ask me in a few months how hard the rebuild is, since I've finally got the engine out, and hope to have it stripped to short-block / start disassembly this weekend. Only reason I'm considering doing the rebuild is because I have a bad coolant seal, but all apex seals are still in good shape. There's a chance I can rebuild this one with just a seal kit and irons lapping.
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