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k03s turbo question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Bellic, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Bellic

    Bellic Member

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    i have seen some k03s turbos and some on the outlet side have like a cannister and some dont , what is that cannister for?
     
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  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    im guessing the difference your talking about is the difference in housing between the transverse application turbos, and the longitudinal versions for the a4/passat etc.....
     
  4. Bellic

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    no there is a canister i think it is a muffler
     
  5. mwstewart

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    Sounds like the actuator to me, all Turbo's need one to actuate the wastegate flap, it's just some units are sold without them.
     
  6. Starry

    Starry S3 8P stage 2+

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    yeah its a silencer
     
  7. Bellic

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    did some come without it?
     
  8. simch

    simch Active Member

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    Some with some without. doesn't make a difference for power it seems.

    most late ones have it.
     
  9. Bellic

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    so is there to quiten the spoolin
     
  10. mwstewart

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    Oh you're talking about the actual exhaust downpipe, not the Turbo itself. It's a pre-cat located close to the Turbo so it warms up faster, this results in better cold start emissions.
     

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