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      08-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Not happy Another turbo

A bit of background, had a new turbo (genuine BMW part), fitted to my 320D 3/12 years ago 40k later and its gone again, indy has tried to get some good will and no luck so Im looking at putting my hand in my pocket. Decide the week before it went pop to change cars so don't want to spend a fortune. Has any body had dealings with Essex Turbos they are quoting 425 +vat for turbo, or any other recommendations
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Wow that's just bad luck. If you're going to be getting rid I'd just try and get it done as cheaply as possible and trade it in. Not the most ethical but money is money.
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i wouldnt trust a 425 turbo to last any length of time at all (it will be from china), and selling a car that is about to fall apart, to me isnt good karma.

cheapest option would be for you to get your existing turbo refurbished.

Ben @ The Turbo Unit, gets excellent feedback from the Audi RS/S crew. he is used to working on S4 and RS4's but a turbo is a turbo, and im sure he would have no issues sorting it. http://www.theturbounit.co.uk/
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From my own experience I can recommend Essex Turbo, excellent service I have had 2 from them one a ball bearing hybrid 4 years ago and recently one for Saab turbo with a 2 year warranty which had next day deliver with the old returned unit picked up within 5 hours after contacting them, cant get better than that!
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From my own experience I can recommend Essex Turbo, excellent service I have had 2 from them one a ball bearing hybrid 4 years ago and recently one for Saab turbo with a 2 year warranty which had next day deliver with the old returned unit picked up within 5 hours after contacting them, cant get better than that!
ah so they will be refurbing, rather than supplying new? 425 makes abit more sense then
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      08-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, looks like my cheapest option is to have this one refurbed, just waiting on a phone call with a price,with 136k on the clock it's not worth alot so don't want to be putting my hands to deep in my pocket.
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