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Old September 21st, 2017, 17:57   #31
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yes, seriously. keep us updated. im also curious as to if itll last or not.

I was like you at one point... I was a risk taker and an ebay chinese junk lover. from LED light bars, USB memory sticks, Iphone chargers, stickers, dirtbike parts, everything. ill admit, I even tried the chinese VCDS.. it hardly worked. they NEVER lasted, and while they did last... they were garbage. LED lights sucked, USB memory sticks were slowwwwww, Iphone chargers were slow and broke in 1 day, etc... I will especially avoid anything mechanical, rotating, electrical, or with tight clearances now. simple stuff like floor mats, center console lid, mud flaps you can get away with.

I learned the hard way.. its just not worth it. its pure garbage. cheap pays twice and boy did I ever learn that... a few times now.

now, I buy the best of the best, I splurge, on almost everything. and man has my life ever become nice, and easier too!! nice tools, nice parts, nice work clothes, nice winter gear, nice street clothes, nice food, its worth every penny to buy brand name/the good stuff.



a smart man learns from his mistakes.
a wise man learns from the mistakes of others!

I dont mean to jinx you, talk chit, or come off like an ass. just some food for thought for future purchases. these old boys up top are right!!! good luck and keep us updated.

looks like hes got a lot of problems with his stuff:

https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...s=negative_365
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Old September 21st, 2017, 23:56   #32
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^^^ Well said!

Anything that takes a lot of labor will NOT see cheap parts.

Figure all the time wasted. At a certain point "cheap" becomes expensive.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 10:46   #33
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Jeez... the 'couple of miles of white smoke' is the oiled up exhaust burning out.

Good luck on that turbo. You know what they say. "You get what you pay for, and pay for what you get." I wouldn't call 'Third time's a charm' when it comes to turbos. Let us know how things are going in a year.

As for me, when it comes to turbos, we cannot afford to be complacent. If we install 1 bad turbo in 20 installs, we consider that 'upside down'. The risk of blowing up an engine is large and the cost of going cheap is not worth it.
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Old February 27th, 2018, 14:02   #34
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***** UPDATE******

It's been 6 months and approximately 6000 miles and no issues yet. Will check back in 6 months.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 04:55   #35
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How's the oil consumption on the car?
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Old March 1st, 2018, 20:11   #36
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there is a line out of "My Name is Nobody"...

The bad guy gunslinger says, "Lucky s**t!"

If given the choice between luck or talent, go with luck every time.
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 17:18   #37
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It's been 6 months and approximately 6000 miles and no issues yet. Will check back in 6 months.

6000 miles.. ohh.. that's a lot of miles!

You don't drive much, do you? Well, i certainly hope you dodged the bullet that is still headed your way.
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tick.....tick.....tick.....tick.....tick.....
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