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I have a 2012 Cruze Eco M6 with 141,000 mi. It has been acting up for awhile but finally lit up the CEL with the P0299 code. I understand that is low boost error and the wastegate pin wear that causes it. So it need a turbo. My question is, has anyone used a salvage turbo or always new? Salvage can be found for 1/2 the price.
 

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I can't answer that question, but just be aware that the engine uses a number of "Torque to yield" bolts. Meaning, you should be using new bolts to install and not reuse the old ones. You'll probably want a tool that can measure angle as well, so if the specs call for 10 ft-lb + 30 degrees, you're not guessing on how far 30 degrees is.
 

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I can't answer that question, but just be aware that the engine uses a number of "Torque to yield" bolts. Meaning, you should be using new bolts to install and not reuse the old ones. You'll probably want a tool that can measure angle as well, so if the specs call for 10 ft-lb + 30 degrees, you're not guessing on how far 30 degrees is.
Thanks for the info, anyone know where I can get those specs?
 

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I would not have an issue buying a turbo from a low mileage salvage car myself. I would be going down that path if I needed one. Can the rod length be adjusted to take out some of the slack? How about a bushing installed to take out some of the slop? Always wondered about that never looked close enough to to see as I have not had an issue yet.
 

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I have a turbo for sale. I got the GTX turbo so my factory one is of no use to me. It had 34k on it and there is nothing wrong with it. The nuts are torque to yield and you are supposed to change them but I didn't change mine when I did my install. I used all the factory seals and gaskets except the manifold gasket. You can go to the dealership and get all the parts you need to do it if you want to get new seals and gaskets which wouldn't be a bad idea with the amount of miles you have on it. I got all the gaskets for around 50 bucks when I did my GTX I just ended up returning them because there was nothing wrong with mine. The nuts are also hard to come by.
 
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