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eBay Turbos

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MarkyS3, Sep 30, 2012.

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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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