Re: [DML] BAE Turbo Documentation
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Re: [DML] BAE Turbo Documentation



When you say it's not working I'd take that to mean you're lacking power or 
not getting any boost. It's been discussed here a zillion times but the 
older turbos like the Rajay used in the BAE kits are susceptible to oil 
coking in the bearing area. Newer turbos use water cooling and even space 
age ceramic bearings but the Rajay floated the center shaft in oil routed 
though the turbo center section from the engine. If the oil was too hot at 
shut down it can turn to coke and block the oil passages preventing further 
lubrication. That's why it's recommended to allow the engine to idle for a 
few minutes before shutting down, especially after running hard. My guess 
from your limited description would be the turbo is no longer spinning and 
needs a rebuild. The car probably lacks power because the mechanical advance 
in the ignition distributor has been modified to limit advance and the turbo 
isn't providing any boost. The advance modification was done to prevent 
pre-ignition,  an unfortunate by-product of turbocharging. There are several 
places around the country that can rebuild turbos. Turbonetics in California 
is one good source and I believe they now own the Rajay name. If you look 
for local rebuilders look for diesel repair shops. Almost every large diesel 
engine used in trucks and motorhomes is turbocharged and most will rebuild 
turbochargers.

Bruce Benson


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> Hi Folks,
>
> I just bought a '81 DeLorean with the BAE Turbo Kit installed.
> Unfortunally it seems like its not working.
> Does anybody have the Dokumentation (Installation Instruction, Drawings) 
> of the BAE Turbo Kit and can tell we what parts i need to remove it and 
> check the engine without turbo?
>
> TY
>
> Markus Knoepfle
> 156 Sea Street
> Virginia Beach, VA 23451






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