Hi all, Ive been a member for quite a while now i joined when i bought my 01 S3 in 2008,The turbo blew a couple of months after i bought the car,i took the turbo out but like everything else it got put on the long finger and my S3 has been parked up since.I bought the car in England and i live in Ireland so there was no come back really,I didnt mind too much as i always had a car to drive,garage car or a customers but up until recently i was working in a VW,Audi garage as a technician and had been there for 9 years but things have gone quite so redundancy was offered and i took it and i thought what better way to spend a few quid and get my S3 right again. So after Hours and Hours,Days and Days of reading up on this Forum(what great info) i decided to go for the CR Hybrid Turbo and all the bits i need to go with it. So here Goes First job was to get her up on stands and start stripping. I had a Oem clutch kit bought for the car a while ago so that was the first job. I had been on to Bill about a hybrid turbo (Thanks)and then got on to CR Turbos about gettin my old K04 hybridized,I was happy with the price so off it went 2 weeks later it came back and it looks lovely. Same turbo Bill has put in to Speedy Steve's. OLD NEW Cr have done a great job on the turbo as you can see. Bill advised me to change the rods so i ordered a set of IE rods and a AH FMIC and all the pipe work from Tuffybloke's build thread (i have too say Thanks and what a build thread) next it was off with the head and out with the pistons Word of advice if you have never removed your sump and checked the oil pump strainer then do so,sooner rather than later.I have seen so many 1.8t engines ruined over the years from the stainer getting blocked and never checked mine and yes,it was blocked full of carbon deposits and the oil feed to the turbo was blocked too obviously the cause of the turbo failure.But if that didn't happen then all this work might not of happened. This is the lad,Almost fully blocked turbo side. Still no sign of me Rods so i went about cleaning all the parts and fitting the turbo What an easy job it makes it with the head off i remember removing the turbo with the head on and that was a pain in the ****. I got the FMIC and all the pipe work so i started to fit that its more or less button up just have to wait till the head goes back on before i fit the clamps,I must say fair play to Tuffy(Thanks)his step buy step made it very easy and looks the business. So this is where I'am at waiting on Parts rods and head gasket are the main ones,I have also ordered OCC and piping,boost hoses,phenolic insulator for inlet mani,THS Dog bone mount,boost gauge and i bought a second hand 42 draft designs downpipe from Ebay but the lambda probe bung has to be moved to fit in place. I shall keep ye posted.