AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
I'll sort a pic out tonight, am building turbos at moment!
What a thrust bearing does is stop sideways movement of the shaft, and keeps the comp wheel away from the comp cover! Our turbos run the wheel very very close, as it improves performance, anyway if thrust bearing as worn you will have crap in Ur oil, as that's where debris will go, and your comp wheel will have hit the compcover, but that would have wrecked the turbo !
No here is the inteesting bit, the thrust bearing doesn't turn! It's pined in our turbos, so I'd love to know how one could actually wear or collapse! It as oil pumped around it like journal bearings, which also don't turn!