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    eBay Turbos

    Im on a big budget at the moment and if my Turbo is leaking coolant i will need another, i rang this company and of course there going to say they are good.....

    Any one tried them? i know they are probably useless but worth asking.

    Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8T K04 / KO4 022 Turbo Charger Free UK next day delivery* | eBay

    Failing this anyone got a good KO4 going cheap?

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    Well, in some respects, one of these would be better than a cream crackered genuine one.

    But, the listing doesn't mention any warranty outside of the 7 day return thing, unless I missed it?

    How long it would last is anybody's guess.

    Would it not be just as cost effective to get yours refurbed/rebuilt by a good company?

    The old phrase 'buy cheap, buy twice' has some merit here I think...
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    Yeh i understand that mate, my Turbo wasnt smoking and was boosting fine until i got to garage and it stopped boosting but then it was hanging off the manifold only held on by one bolt. This is probably the reason, the only concern i have is if its cracked somewhere thats where my coolant leak is coming from.....

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    A brand new genuine ko4 can be sourced for just £500 these days, or someone like Beach Buggy can rebuild / hybrid the turbo for sensible cost too.

    I'd stick with genuine stuff, as that'll only come back to bite you down the line.
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    Thanks Prawn will consider that, hopefully mine is ok, just thinking thats maybe where the water leak is from, is it common for them to crack and leak water?

 

 

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