I recently bought an 84 Ram 50 diesel and I'm started to do work on it. I just got my enormous California spec oil filter in the mail today so I got to work changing the oil. I pulled the inlet tube to the compressor to get access to the oil filter and I snapped some pictures of the wheel so I could see what condition it was in. Here is what I saw.
This wheel is bent pretty bad. There's also oil marks on the bearing housing.
Any advice? Rebuild, new turbo? I've heard of people putting Garrets on this engine.