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Old September 19th, 2017, 17:20   #16
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Old September 20th, 2017, 11:19   #17
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Let's see... a brand new "premium" turbocharger at half price. Don't take any long trips, OK?

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Old September 21st, 2017, 07:11   #18
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Let's see... a brand new "premium" turbocharger at half price. Don't take any long trips, OK?

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Are we a little bitter? Lol. Thanks for the advice but I think I'll be ok ..... lol.
By the way, it was raw fuel that was making the white smoke, not oil.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 07:13   #19
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It took three Chinabay turbochargers to get one that works, and you think you'll be OK? Hmmmm....

I think PH is spot on. Stay close to home.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:07   #20
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Are we a little bitter?...
No; having never stepped in that particular cow pie, I am not. I was just trying to give some well meaning advice that apparently went over your head.

You know, life has many lessons to teach, and it will either stroke you with a feather or run over you with a bus. Thing is, you get to pick. TDI Club provides feathers. Some people choose the bus anyway.

Parts made of chinesium have a well deserved reputation. You might want to research why.

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Old September 21st, 2017, 13:22   #21
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It took three Chinabay turbochargers to get one that works, and you think you'll be OK? Hmmmm....
I think PH is spot on. Stay close to home.
Actually it only took 2. The first one fit fine but the VNT was different and I didn't feel like researching on how to rig it.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 13:25   #22
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No; having never stepped in that particular cow pie, I am not. I was just trying to give some well meaning advice that apparently went over your head.

You know, life has many lessons to teach, and it will either stroke you with a feather or run over you with a bus. Thing is, you get to pick. TDI Club provides feathers. Some people choose the bus anyway.

Parts made of chinesium have a well deserved reputation. You might want to research why.

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Well you have to weigh out the pros and cons on this one. Put a $1K turbo on a car that I only paid $2k for? or buy one for a third of the price and roll the dice. Hmmm, no brainer.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 14:02   #24
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Mr. Thistle,

I see you're new to the forum. Please be be honest and report back when your turbo fails and how many miles you had on it. Many people post their "fixes" but never report back on how long they last. Thanks.

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I see you're new to the forum. Please be be honest and report back when your turbo fails and how many miles you had on it. Many people post their "fixes" but never report back on how long they last. Thanks.

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ha ha. Ok. I will do. :-)
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Old September 21st, 2017, 14:34   #27
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The one saving grace about buying auto parts from Amazon is they warranty all auto parts for 365 days even though the vendor my not. ebay I'm going to guess may not be that liberal...
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Old September 21st, 2017, 15:18   #28
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The one saving grace about buying auto parts from Amazon is they warranty all auto parts for 365 days even though the vendor my not. ebay I'm going to guess may not be that liberal...
Yeah the return process for Amazon was easy cause it was Prime, but the customer support for the part sucked. Ebay on the other hand had excellent customer service from the vendor and sent a replacement turbo out before I sent the bad one back.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 15:40   #29
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Mr. Thistle,

I was not posting to be sarcastic. If you are able to post if/when the turbo fails, it will benefit everyone reading the forum on how long an aftermarket turbo lasts. Who knows, it might last as long as an OEM?

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I was not posting to be sarcastic. If you are able to post if/when the turbo fails, it will benefit everyone reading the forum on how long an aftermarket turbo lasts. Who knows, it might last as long as an OEM?

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Ok. Got it. When you said "when" I thought you were being sarcastic lol. I def will post if or when it fails. Not to proud to tell someone "you were right".
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