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Rebuild Or Second-hand ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3 T, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. A3 T

    A3 T Lord Of The Rings

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    After a bit of a spirited drive today, as i come to a stop i filled the road up with smoke from my exhaust so I'm guessing that my turbo seals are f***ed.

    I've been quoted £175 for a second hand one with 3 months warranty and £300 to rebuild the one I've got.


    I'm really skint at the moment so would want to go for the cheaper option but I'm a bit worried about buying a second hand one as you never know what sort of life the turbo has had.


    What do you guys think i should do (i don't want to go big turbo....lol)?
     
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    Speak to Beachbuggy, I'm sure he could do you a rebuild for a sensible price :) If you get one refurbed it'll be good as new, if you buy secondhand then you may be needing a rebuild in 3 1/2 months time. If you can find a few extra quid then at least you'd have peace of mind if your going to keep the car
     
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    Thanks mate.

    I've tried to contact him but he's not got back to me.

    Maybe he's got a lot of pm’s as he was online a couple of hours ago.
     
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    Have a look on Vagtalk forum on facebook, I know hes super busy at the minute but that's a good thing!
     
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    Thanks mate.

    I did get one reply back from him (after sending a few reminders) but that's about it.

    He must have too many emails to reply to as he is online now.


    I think ill find someone else that i can get hold of if i need to.



    Any other recommendations anyone ?
     
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    How did you contact dan? Facebook? I know he's extremely busy but keep at it as he always gets emails.
     
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    I used the pm on here.

    I keep seeing him online but i still haven't received a reply (maybe he's got to many pm’s to go through).

    TBH... If he's this hard to get hold of then i wouldn't want to send off my turbo and pay a couple hundred pound and then not be able to get hold of him. Also if he is that busy then he has probably got a long turn around time and i need it ASAP.


    Does anyone know of another good rebuild company ?
     
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    Are you on Facebook? Contact him on there he uses that mostly. If he has a full inbox then he won't see your pm. Dan I'm my experience is the best I can recommend. You will NOT be dissapoibted!
     

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