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how easy is it to tell the difference between a cheap ebay turbo and the real deal?

also what are the things to look for when buying a used turbo?

are there any things to stay away from on a refurnished turbo?
 

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You should get it checked by a proper trusted turbo refurb place if getting a 2nd hand one - but you should check for any side to side play in the turbine shaft... this may help you

also look the the official tripple k stamp on the turbos - it should look like 3 of the letter K arranged in a triangle or maybe one big K in a triangle.

but fakes can be made to look real so buy from a repeatable place (not one located in china lol)
 

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cheers.. it is a second hand one im looking at.. says it was refurnished a while ago but hardly driven since.. are the ebay ones cheap quality too e.g crap joints welds and such?

what are the part numbers for the ko3s if you know?
 

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he k03 has 12 impeller blades arranged in six pairs , while the k03s has 8 blades the diameter of the intake is also slightly larger 39mm on the k03s

and 37mm on the k03.

part numbers used on the identification plates on the k03s are as follows

06a 145 702p

06a 145 704s

06a 145 704t

06a 145 713b

06a 145 713d

part numbers for k03

06a 145 701

06a 145 703b

06a 145 703g

06a 145 704

06a 145 704l
 

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The cheap ebay ones are crap and will blow up sending pieces of metal into the engine, probably within the first 1000 miles.

look at it this way, the turbo turbine spins at up to 150000rpm, you want it made properly...

Some people say the kkk turbos are not good enough for tuned cars, so dont even think of the cheap ebay ones mate.
 

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The cheap ebay ones are crap and will blow up sending pieces of metal into the engine, probably within the first 1000 miles.

look at it this way, the turbo turbine spins at up to 150000rpm, you want it made properly...

Some people say the kkk turbos are not good enough for tuned cars, so dont even think of the cheap ebay ones mate.
haha that's why I was asking.. ill have a run out and take a look at it then.. thanks for the advice :)
 

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Mate got a brand new ebay k04-001 and it leaked around the silencer at the top, also if left idling, it can become quite smokey.
Yo Chris, if its not a genuine KKK turbo, then be very careful! there are hundreds of horror stores about the cheap chinese jobs - buy cheap, buy twice... (or buy cheap, engine explodes in some cases!)
 

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I did tell him haha, but at the end of the day, you cant always help people when they want to try build a quick car on a budget.

Ill get going for a genuine bog worner k04-001 sometime in the new year....yes it might cost 800 quid, but its a proper turbo that shouldnt go bang in 1000mile.
 

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I did tell him haha, but at the end of the day, you cant always help people when they want to try build a quick car on a budget.

Ill get going for a genuine bog worner k04-001 sometime in the new year....yes it might cost 800 quid, but its a proper turbo that shouldnt go bang in 1000mile.
Chris mate, you can try RP turbo as well, contact CTS turbo, ask for Clay or Nik, they will help you in that K04-001 issue.

Cheers,
 
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