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I have a Turbo in my 2009 XT that is creating a smoke screen James Bond would be proud of.

I had installed a used Turbo that had no shaft play at all. I'm assuming the oil seal in the turbo is gone.

I can buy a complete Turbo off ebay for $200. But I know I am taking a huge gamble with doing that (you get what you pay for) so:

I want to replace the Cartridge only.

What is a good/decent brand?

What model# do I need?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Mellet is one of the better chra assemblies. You will want to check the stampings on your turbo to be sure of which chra to order. Always decent prices if you order direct from England.
 

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Mellet is one of the better chra assemblies. You will want to check the stampings on your turbo to be sure of which chra to order. Always decent prices if you order direct from England.
Thanks!

No CHRA listing for the 14411AA710 :-(
 

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I sent an email to Melett asking if they just don't list one, or actually don't make one.

Any other suggestions? Please?
 

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I am pretty sure your turbo is just a tdo4l13t with a different compressor housing. But then subaru went and updated it, so it is hard to go by the original part number. The new part number should be something like 14411AA7109L.

But the chra part number was originally 49477-04000 I think. I cant find a reference for an updated chra part number, so that should still work.

I hope this helps some, I know it is not easy to find this information.
 

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I am pretty sure your turbo is just a tdo4l13t with a different compressor housing. But then subaru went and updated it, so it is hard to go by the original part number. The new part number should be something like 14411AA7109L.

But the chra part number was originally 49477-04000 I think. I cant find a reference for an updated chra part number, so that should still work.

I hope this helps some, I know it is not easy to find this information.
Got a response back from Melett.

Apparently the CHRA model number is: 1401-404-916.

but they don't sell direct, so I'm going to have to order it through a shop. (or online. I wonder if there are "fakes" out there...)
 

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I can check my receipts when I get home and get you the site I used.
Melett actually gave me the name of a shop in Canada I could buy it from.

It turns out it is in a city we were going to visit anyways, so I ordered it through them.

The used Turbo I had purchased had zero to no shaft play, so the housing wasn't damaged/scraped up. So, I basically have a new Turbo now...

Thanks for your help/suggestion!

(The shop I bought the cartridge from said that the TD04 is made by Mitsubishi and that generally speaking the Melett cartridges are better quality than the original)
 
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