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    Thread: Where to buy replacement turbo for 1.8t GTI?

    1. 02-03-2013 09:02 PM #1
      Alright guys. 2002 vw gti 1.8t. My car check engine light came on. I was burning a lot of oil. Turns out the turbo went out. Also an o2 sensor. Where is a reputable place online to purchase a good replacement turbo and parts? I would prefer a site that had the turbo and gaskets and everything I need. Any ideas on what price I am looking at? The dealership it is at quoted me 2500 for the turbo + labor.

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      02-03-2013 09:11 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by pawloskijr View Post
      Alright guys. 2002 vw gti 1.8t. My car check engine light came on. I was burning a lot of oil. Turns out the turbo went out. Also an o2 sensor. Where is a reputable place online to purchase a good replacement turbo and parts? I would prefer a site that had the turbo and gaskets and everything I need. Any ideas on what price I am looking at? The dealership it is at quoted me 2500 for the turbo + labor.
      ECS Tuning has a new turbo for $680:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...rger/ES476454/

      They also have all the part and gaskets you need. Don't forget to clean out things like the oil drain line in case the old turbo left some presents in there...

      If you don't want to spend that coin you can also try the classifieds:

      e.g. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...s-for-sale-200

    3. 02-03-2013 09:13 PM #3
      I'm not very mechanically inclined. Do shops ever let you bring in your own stuff to install? What's the going rate for a complete turbo install?

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      02-04-2013 04:38 AM #4
      Ive got a used stock turbo for sale pm me if interested

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      02-04-2013 09:53 AM #5
      I've got the K04-001 for sale too. Low miles. $300 shipped. Just in case you want to go the small upgrade route.
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      02-04-2013 10:00 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by pawloskijr View Post
      I'm not very mechanically inclined. Do shops ever let you bring in your own stuff to install? What's the going rate for a complete turbo install?
      You can bring your own parts but the shop can't warranty other people's products - just their install. Depending on your budget, consider an F21 as well… Doug will supply you with everything you need

      http://frankenturbo.com/new/F21T.html
      KO3 @ 30psi...

    7. 02-04-2013 11:06 AM #7
      First of: don't buy an ebay china junk turbo (as intriguing as the prices are). Particularly if you pay someone for labor.

      2nd: alternative to new KKK/BW (ECS price is very good; but adds up by the time you get the gaskets, etc). Get a 'factory new' rebuild unit with warranty. I get my turbos (including custom build one like the one I installed yesterday in my 1998 Passat: K04/RS4 hybrid) from Turbo Concepts (sales@turbo-concepts.net), ask for Nick). Stock K03 around $450 shipped.

      3rd: you MUST clean the oil SUPPLY line (not just the oil return line), or install new one (pricey).

      4th: buying used turbo is a crapshoot: until you take the turbo apart, you won't know what you got. The famous 'no shaft play' is only one indicator. Case in point: the turbo I pulled off yesterday was GREAT (NO shaft play, great looking wastegate flap, great looking turbine and comp wheel), but found a decent size crack in the turbine housing. Not so bad if cheap and you only invest your own labor. But would NEVER think about it doing it for example on my 2.7T that require engine out to just replace a crappy turbo.

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      02-19-2013 10:18 PM #8
      where do you see a k03 on that site for $450? best price on there is $574.....
      Quote Originally Posted by Jazzydub View Post
      You should work on building a sentence before building a 500hp naturally aspirated VR6.

    9. 02-20-2013 05:56 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by slakr7555 View Post
      where do you see a k03 on that site for $450? best price on there is $574.....
      I was guessing. Give them a call at (734) 954-9940.
      Ask for Nick.
      Tell him regulatorfix sent you and said that a K03 rebuild costs $450.

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      02-20-2013 06:14 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by vtraudt View Post
      I was guessing. Give them a call at (734) 954-9940.
      Ask for Nick.
      Tell him regulatorfix sent you and said that a K03 rebuild costs $450.
      lol ill give that a shot. thx
      Quote Originally Posted by Jazzydub View Post
      You should work on building a sentence before building a 500hp naturally aspirated VR6.

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      02-21-2013 01:27 PM #11
      get a rebuild kit so you don't spend that much. around $89 only. seard the internet for it. you'll find a lot.

      Quote Originally Posted by slakr7555 View Post
      lol ill give that a shot. thx

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      02-21-2013 02:32 PM #12
      I emailed the turbo concepts place. Seems legit. Also looks like they weld the silencer flanges nice!
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
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