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Anybody out there with good experience repairing turbos know what type if any Preventive Maintenance should be done to the Turbo itself perhaps get a few more years out of the little devils since they get so much abuse from the exhaust..LOL :p

Maybe clean the turbine blades?, clean the wastegate valve or bypass valve?
 

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I borrowed this off the web:

Everything Oil, healthy turbo engines should be well cooled and lubricated. Use synthetic oil only for your turbo engine because these oils can tackle extreme temperatures. Change oil every 2,500 to 3,000 miles because oil breaks down and gets dirty in time. Always check the oil level and remember to let the oil cool down first before you turn off the engine of your car. Just leave the car idle for a few minutes. It will help you prevent any damage on your engine bearings and oil lines. Check that all turbo bearings are well lubricated before using the car, especially after you have undergone oil change. Check for oil leaks. Contaminants in the engine oil like dirt or carbon, if not collected by the oil filter, can enter the turbo charger.




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I borrowed this off the web:

Everything Oil, healthy turbo engines should be well cooled and lubricated. Use synthetic oil only for your turbo engine because these oils can tackle extreme temperatures. Change oil every 2,500 to 3,000 miles because oil breaks down and gets dirty in time. Always check the oil level and remember to let the oil cool down first before you turn off the engine of your car. Just leave the car idle for a few minutes. It will help you prevent any damage on your engine bearings and oil lines. Check that all turbo bearings are well lubricated before using the car, especially after you have undergone oil change. Check for oil leaks. Contaminants in the engine oil like dirt or carbon, if not collected by the oil filter, can enter the turbo charger.[/CO


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The only real way for you to take care of a turbo is to do what the above post written in blue stated. Synthetic only due to its superior heat tolerances and sludge resistance. Premium gasoline is necessary, not for the turbo, but because of the turbo. Lower grades are more prone to predetonation (aka knocking). You can take it off and clean it, but it will take a lot of work and you will really need to know what you are doing.
 
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