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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old December 30th, 2007, 17:42   #1
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I just finished puting in a turbo on my car I hope it works after all this work. not really worth the $300-$350 savings.
1. it cost $279
2. had to rotate intake nozzle 180 deg
3. had to remove vac actuator
4. had to cut casting off intake shell that held vac mod
5. had to rotate exhaust side to line up oil lines
6. had to drill & tap new & proper location for vac line hookup
7. had to block off incorrecty located vac hole (drill & tap inside of port m6 x1
8. weld mounting ears to attach cold air tube to turbo
9.grind exhaust side so as to get a modified socket on nut to mount the turbo onto the manifold
10. modify old vac actuator to fit new turbo (new one not worth the fight to fit)
12. get 3/16 x 1 3/4ish o-ring and shave it to fit intake part of turbo to cold air tube due to new on .045 under stock

if it runs tomorrow. ****ing priceless do not attempt this unless you can laugh at yourself for being cheep and can weld aluminum.
will post pics of the bastardized unit if I can figure it out.
this is what the guy sold me
http://www.dieselvw.com/T15Turbo.htm
ipex has it for $635 drop in why o why me oh my

http://www.worldimpex.com/parts/germ...assa_9166.html
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:21   #2
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Turbo looks very cheap. Sounds like a PITA. Good luck!
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:22   #3
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Yeeesh. That install sounds like a nightmare. Last fall I had the blower on my '98 replaced @ 175k - I bought a brandy new turbo from IndigoBlueWagon and had the dealer put it in. I paid $500 for the turbo which was half of what the dealer would've charged for a reman. Unreal.

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Old January 1st, 2008, 14:30   #4
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now low power on the uphills like limpmode but no cel have to borrow back my vag-com to find out *** is wrong now. I was hoping for some real go power as the impeller was larger than stock. I hope maybe its the preload on the actuator is lower than needed
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Old January 1st, 2008, 17:32   #5
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Old January 1st, 2008, 17:55   #6
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he says he is working on this unit to fit better but who knows. If you look at his web site all the pictures show the turbo but hid all the things that don't fly.like the casting ear for the included actuator hits the manifold when pointed up.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 06:30   #7
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mittzlepick, please fix the address prothe/emiata/ volksparts.com. I own www.volksparts.com and we are not affiliated with volkswaparts.com, the company from which you bought the turbo.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 09:37   #8
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Quote:
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mittzlepick, please fix the address prothe/emiata/ volksparts.com. I own www.volksparts.com and we are not affiliated with volkswaparts.com, the company from which you bought the turbo.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 12:01   #9
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Old January 5th, 2008, 09:49   #10
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I just saw this turbo on ebay-says its for the 1.8t,not the TDI,although he may have edited the posting.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 18:55   #11
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Klaus sorry for the misspell especially in this case!
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Old January 7th, 2008, 08:40   #12
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Thanks to GoogleAlert, not a problem, mittzlepick.
Very informative forum you have here. If the admin doesn't mind, I'd like to add a link to it from our site.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 17:21   #13
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well I gave up on that pos turbo not enough kick low/midle/top end ordered one today from tdiparts going to make a jet tubine out of it and mount it on the roof and fuel it with that stupid fifth injector.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 18:38   #14
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Maybe you could put it on your lawnmower.......
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Thanks to GoogleAlert, not a problem, mittzlepick.
Very informative forum you have here. If the admin doesn't mind, I'd like to add a link to it from our site.
As far as i know TDIClub has no problem with deep linking.
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