Originally Posted by BMWN54tech
These turbo's are fine, and these are how they usually look when we check the turbo seals.
For future reference side to side play in the shaft is also normal as long as it doesnt hit the housing, we have some people freak when they move a little. True shaft play is an in and out movement of the compressor wheel. This is a sign the thrust portion bearing is shot.
Sometimes i wish i could just say "like a good neighbor, bmw tech is there" and poof! you would show up lol. I like reading threads like this just for the knowledge incase im ever in a similiar situation.
sorry for the derail op
09 tasman 335 6mt cpe, jb4 g5, bms dci, bms 3" catless dp's, 7"vrsf fmic, e85+93