Well, I guess I'll just be hoping for the best. Not sure what I'd do if my IS38 goes to heaven sooner rather than later. Replacing it under warranty just to have it happen again seems... sub-optimal.
We will see what we will see.
I think this applies more to "lifetime warranties" from AutoZone than FCP (at least I hope that's the case), but I often compare "lifetime warranties" to going to a restaurant with bad food just because they offer free second servings or a buffet.Replacing it under warranty just to have it happen again seems... sub-optimal.
Now that would be interesting to learn if that was still going on…But I also wonder if some IHI branded turbos are among those that are "made under license" by another company. My mechanic has spotted defect turbos that were shipped in IHI boxes with "made under license" labels on them. They were customer-supplied turbos; so, he could not verify specifics for me. Does anyone have their IHI box and able to comment?
Definitely! I have recently been but by the power bug and have been thinking the step up to the IS38 could be worth it. I will have to check to see if my new snail was made under license or just a genuine article.Now that would be interesting to learn if that was still going on…
Surprised that nobody has mentioned the options from Littco yet. https://www.littco.co.uk/hybrid-turbos-1-c.asp
All of them have improved bearings and are balanced properly. 380 is the same size as an IS38, the 380X has a bit more top end than the IS38, the 450 is larger than an IS38 but smaller than the Vortex, the 500 is larger than the Vortex but smaller than the
Tough choice there. The 380 has stronger bearings and shaft, but the lifetime warranty from FCP is excellent. Hard to go wrong either wayI mulled it over, buying an L380 as possible insurance at ~400hp vs fcp and their warranty. Then while I was deciding, they went out of stock again. I was leaning towards fcp anyway.
I can confirm turbofan engines on aircraft have abradable shrouds. The fan blades will self clearance as they flex and moved around under load.
I wasn’t aware is38 had any type of similar coating, but if they do it’s a much thinner layer and I didn’t notice it while installing mine.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EQTVAG/permalink/908661383302108Can you link to that?