Chinese Turbos on eBay

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Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by ldare2000 » 02 Dec 2019, 19:24

Hi
There seam to be loads of Chinese Turbos on eBay. I probably need one for the 110bhp 1.6 HDI.

My gut feeling is for £120 leave well alone.

Any feedback?

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Dec 2019, 19:37

I would avoid like the plague if it were me. Your turbo is essential and I would consider either a new one, an exchange replacement or getting it repaired - depending on what the issue is. Getting a Garrett replacement should give you some reassurance of quality whereas a tin foil jobby from the Far East may be a waste of money with no comeback.

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by ldare2000 » 02 Dec 2019, 20:01

If I remove before it goes bang, where is the best place to send off for repair? Any idea of cost?

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Dec 2019, 21:07

You don't have a location (even a rough one) in your < profile, so not much help - but if you Google turbo repairs there are plenty coming up all over the country - Garrett do have their own recommended repairers:

You can put your location in here to see what's near to you:

https://www.garrettmotion.com/turbo-rep ... om/london/

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by Michel » 02 Dec 2019, 22:16

I'll see if I can find a link but I did find a UK based exchange place that would be £260 for the turbo for the 1.6HDi C4 GP I had.

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by ldare2000 » 03 Dec 2019, 07:33

Hi
Did you remove and replace yourself?

Did you also take the sump off, clean the oil pickup. Replace the pickup pipe, replace turbo seals and clean/replace the strainer in the oil pickup?

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Re: Chinese Turbos on eBay

Post by Michel » 03 Dec 2019, 09:20

ldare2000 wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 07:33
Hi
Did you remove and replace yourself?

Did you also take the sump off, clean the oil pickup. Replace the pickup pipe, replace turbo seals and clean/replace the strainer in the oil pickup?

Cheers
Louis
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