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K03 Turbos Required

Kevin1975 Mar 16, 2010

  1. Kevin1975

    Kevin1975 New Member

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    Hello everyone, newbie here,

    HELP!!!!

    Just found out my turbos are cracked (housings)... yes both of them.

    Can anyone point me in a good direction for some good K03’s, new or refurbed... I have a tight budget, and need to get my car back asap.

    I have been quoted £1,500 for two new ones, is this a good price?

    It’s already in bits and just needs the replacement turbos fitted.

    My car... Audi S4 2.7 Bi Turbo (B5 Chassis) W reg

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    Kevin
     
  2. Ben_Lucas43

    Ben_Lucas43 Contemplating trip to the Ring

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    Well as they've had it i'd be planning to find a pair of K04's at least.. i know money might be tight but there's no point in going for d some K03's in this position right?


    http://pistonheads.com/sales/1509628.htm these have been on piston heads for weeks now, that's £500 of your quote already..
     
  3. Nez

    Nez Member

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    K04 turbo price are some as K03 so don't buy the K03 bought the K04 turbos :)
     
  4. Kevin1975

    Kevin1975 New Member

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    but i will have to upgrade other parts which i can't afford... i.e. intercoolers, pipes, etc.... won't I?
     
  5. Ben_Lucas43

    Ben_Lucas43 Contemplating trip to the Ring

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    Not necessarily

    That ad comes with all the pipes needed, its a straight swap to K04's if i'm right?

    Plus you'd only need I/C's if your upping the power.. which your kind of not, just getting K04's instead of K03's.. don't need a remap do you?
     
  6. Kevin1975

    Kevin1975 New Member

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    i don't know about turbos :-( sorry, real novice here
     
  7. Nez

    Nez Member

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    If you keep the power down then you won't need intercooler or other parts, the only thing you might need would be a remap but thats not expensive.
     
  8. Kevin1975

    Kevin1975 New Member

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    when you say keep the power down, are the turbos adjustable then? i don't understand... i'm trying to, sorry, that's why i'm here
     
  9. slappy_dunbar

    slappy_dunbar Let's Do This

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    The turbos are completely controlled by your car's ECU. If you were to install the K04 upgraded turbos, they will emulate your OEM K03s unless you purchase a software "re-map" for your engine. For this reason, many people who are facing a big maintenance expense like replacement turbos will install the upgraded variety and defer changed software indefinitely.
     
  10. Ben_Lucas43

    Ben_Lucas43 Contemplating trip to the Ring

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    I thought as much, i just didn't want to say.

    So you could upgrade the turbos and pipes (as in that Ad) and not need anyother parts, as you said your car is in bits already, i'd be inclined to just buy the K04's.

    Unless you find any other K03's at a cheaper price. But really at a quoted price of £1500, that's steep..
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Theres an american firm doing K04 replicas for a pretty good price. Dont have the URL to hand, think it'll be over on audisrs or somthing.
     
  12. SteVR

    SteVR Member

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  13. Nez

    Nez Member

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    Yes you can adjust your turbos and keep the boost low :) by remaping your car ECU.
     

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