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Old 04-19-2018, 03:02 PM   #1
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I have a 'Towery' T3 that needs a new oil seal. This isn't an ordinary T3 but not a T3/T4 either. Somewhere in between I guess.

Does anyone use or buy these anymore? I want to sell it.

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Old 04-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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Which one is it?

The volvo T3 compressor backing plate uses the "dynamic" oil seal. It's like a piston ring, similar to the turbine side oil seal.

The Ford 60trim backing plate would use the 4pc (?) carbon seal (thanks KennyH, I learned this from him when I was first trying to rebuild a T3 over 10yr ago and had a lot of questions). I never ran one of those ford backing plates...I always switched to the Volvo plate when piecing together a 60trim cold side on a T3. The 60trim Ford compressor wheel fits with the backing plate from a 42trim 240 or 45trim 740 T3. Same "major" diameter.

A used T3 with good wheels and a turbine shaft that isn't scored should be about $100, +/- a little. The smaller volvo comp wheel would not be as desirable to some as the 60trim Ford wheel. A major rebuild kit used to be about $75, and anyone with basic skills with hand tools and some care and attention to detail can disassemble, clean, install some new parts, and reassemble/clock a T3. Even Ian Bill could almost put one together, except when he tightened the compressor backing plate unevenly and the shaft didn't turn...back up and try again.

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Old 04-19-2018, 05:12 PM   #3
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Hi, there, Michael. I will look it over and take a couple pics tomorrow. Then we may be able to determine which one it is. That done, I will post a FS ad with pics. Thanks!

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Which one is it?

The volvo T3 compressor backing plate uses the "dynamic" oil seal. It's like a piston ring, similar to the turbine side oil seal.

The Ford 60trim backing plate would use the 4pc (?) carbon seal (thanks KennyH, I learned this from him when I was first trying to rebuild a T3 over 10yr ago and had a lot of questions). I never ran one of those ford backing plates...I always switched to the Volvo plate when piecing together a 60trim cold side on a T3. The 60trim Ford compressor wheel fits with the backing plate from a 42trim 240 or 45trim 740 T3. Same "major" diameter.

A used T3 with good wheels and a turbine shaft that isn't scored should be about $100, +/- a little. The smaller volvo comp wheel would not be as desirable to some as the 60trim Ford wheel. A major rebuild kit used to be about $75, and anyone with basic skills with hand tools and some care and attention to detail can disassemble, clean, install some new parts, and reassemble/clock a T3. Even Ian Bill could almost put one together, except when he tightened the compressor backing plate unevenly and the shaft didn't turn...back up and try again.

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