2nd Gen R56 Cooper S how to check my turbo shaft

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  1. genik

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    How can i check to see that my turbo shaft isn’t jerking around and is in perfect place? Is there any video that shows where to look? What to unscrew?
     
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    Just take the rubber inlet hose off and hold the center of the turbine, it should spin freely but you should not be able to move it in and out or up and down. if there is any movement other than spinning freely, the turbocharger is bad. Do not do this when the engine is hot!

    I think I've told you this same thing in another post, maybe you should write it down.
     
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    I might add when you check the shaft as DneprDave has suggested "move it in and out or up and down" I would not do this to long it could make the turbine hard.:yikes:
     
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    Don't forget to start the car and rev it up a bit before you stick your hand in there! :crazy:
     

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