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Offline vwmk3jon

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new turbo - quick question
« on: February 18, 2013, 08:56:24 pm »
going to buy a new turbo real soon and rebuild the one i have for a spare but im abit unsure what im looking at!

deffo know i need a K03 and the car its meant for but do the 3 digits on the end (i.e K03-015) have any relevance? any advice or links? i know i dont want any chinese copy crap thats for sure.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 08:15:50 pm »
I bought this one a few weeks ago to replace my current one.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 09:27:33 am »
K03-015 is the KKK part code for the turbo.  The 015 is the variant of the k03 turbo as there's a different ones fitted to different engines with different inlet and outlet arrangements.  You just need one from a b5 passat 1.8t or an audi a4 of similar age with 1.8t.

If you don't want a chinese copy then you're looking at 2nd hand.  Either ebay as Rocket has done there or scrapyards.  They can be had for £50, both the ones I've got were £50.  

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 03:24:05 pm »
been looking at the ones on ebay for between £198 - 209. suppose theyre all copies and not worth the hassle?

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 04:47:44 pm »
I've bought a couple first one from a motor spares place of ebay for 100 delivered, I reckon the seals have got on that after abotu 400 miles so I got one from a lad off another forum for 50.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 07:19:05 pm »
check passat forums as people often sell them when upgrading tp k04

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 07:21:43 pm »
Keep an eye out on eBay. I looked for a few weeks for this one to come up for sale.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 08:46:43 pm »
K03-005 is the usual variant from a Passat, but there are a few other variants that fit too.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 03:31:44 pm »
been looking at the ones on ebay for between £198 - 209. suppose theyre all copies and not worth the hassle?

yes.  proper new ones will be three times that price, if not more.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 04:04:09 pm »
been looking at the ones on ebay for between £198 - 209. suppose theyre all copies and not worth the hassle?
Avoid the copies unless you're prepared to carry a spare and the tools to swap it. Some are okay, others are only worth their scrap value - even when new. I've seen too many fail now to recommend it, especially when a serviceable secondhand genuine item is less than half the price of a copy.

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 06:58:28 pm »
got afew now on my watch list. might as well buy one and rebuild it before i use or (or pay someone else to do it or i may snap a shaft again! lol).

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 08:36:33 pm »
Theres a few you can get dude  my latest one is the k03 028 , i think this one is the k03s variant

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2013, 11:07:54 pm »
got outbid on one on ebay i was bidding on. too busy changing my fuel filter to remember :(

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Re: new turbo - quick question
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 11:10:59 pm »
was thinking of buying one of the copies from ebay and then rebuilding the internals using the parts from a legit K03 i have so i end up with a fresh turbo with a shiny casing.

thoughts?