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Borg Warner EFR Turbo

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AJC, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. AJC
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    Has anyone fitted one of these turbos to a 1.8T? Seen a couple of vids on Youtube with one fitted to a TT but wondered if anyone had any first hand experience? These turbos are quite new and there are a number of sizes available but there isn't a massive amount of info out there yet. I'm particularly interested in how quick it will spool in comparison to a GT30 or GT28. Any thoughts people?
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    Some tuner like them and some don't.

    I was going to get one but was told to hold back until more people have tried them out on the 1.8t

    There are a few people in the US that have fitted them but no power figures or reliability issues just yet?
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    reliability..... is why they have been difficult to come by.... Held back whilst they sort out some issues. Maybe sorted now, I dont know
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    Paul RS Tuning has said he's used one on a car and said it was ****
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    more info?
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    Reliability is **** he said, I forgot what he said kept braking ??
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    A machinist I work with used to work at borg warner , think he machined the K04 housing. I will ask him about quality....
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    thats what I have heard also...
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