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eBay turbo's

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3clarke, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. s3clarke
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    Not sure if this has come up before, but next week I am due to take my turbo off my bam s3 for a rebuild. If its ruined, and is costly to rebuild then I'm not sure which step to take.
    What are these ebay turbos actually like? Does anybody run 1? Cheers.
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    The new ones on there are generally chinese copies and made of chocolate. Best bet would be to buy a 2nd hand genuine turbo and get it rebuilt or a lot of turbo companies sell already rebuilt ones.
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    theres a massive thread about it. some people have run them and been fine, other not so fine. buy one send it to beachbuggy for inspection, refurb then you have yourself a decent turbo!

    SImples :)
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    Poor build quality, poor quality internals, improper balancing, boost creep issues from bad castings etc... all issues that plague the cheap turbos... as mentioned it is worth having a chat with Dan (beachbuggy) about all things turbo...

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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    cheers guys. Ideally I want it to stay oem, but more and more keep popping up so I thought id pop the question.
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    I'm going to buy one :)
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