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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jojorawlinson, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. jojorawlinson

    jojorawlinson Copenworld Newbie

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    I need a new turbo but don't want to pay £1200 the dealer quoted... Also, need a manual & does the engine have to be removed to do the job????:think:
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Jo,
    The engine dosen't need to come out, but most of the front will. Bumper, air box, intercooler.
    Not much choice turbo wise. Your only option is to get a second hand unit.
    They are like hens teeth.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Both of these are at about £150.
    Let's say it costs £100 to import including taxes & fees. A used turbo gor £250 has got to be worth a punt.
    I searched for L880k (engine number, you'll see it in your vin number) turbo.
    These turbos appeared in the search.
    Obviously you'll need to check the condition & suitability with the seller.

    You'll need a middle man to bid on Yahoo auctions & handle the delivery for you. They'll also be able to check things with the seller.

    Cut & past the Japanese into a translator, that'll help confirm things.

    I can suggest an importer if your interested.
     
  6. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Wow, nice find Scooty.
    Quick, get it bought Jo!
     
  8. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    JUst out of curiosity, since a lot of people here seem to have had or need a new turbo - can you drive the car whenthe turbo has failed? or is it off the road until you get a new one fitted? Is it something that is going to ground you until you get another one? Its is about 4000 dollars ive heard to get one done in australia. i was thinking of getting one direct from japan, in case i need it in the future
     
  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    When the intercooler pipe came off my turbo there was just no power at all.
    The car was very slow.
     
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