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Old 11-07-2015, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by alexb76 View Post
So, do you mean that no other parts supplier could get you a brand new Turbo at a reasonable price, but Porsche?
I only called 8 suppliers all without stock. The story was the same at each. I gave up after that.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:18 PM
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Just for information, my turbos needed replacement and Porsche wanted over $7000 for a new turbo and $5000 for a rebuilt. I went with FVD turbos $2600 each upgraded to 65mm,. You need to provide a rebuildable exchange, but you get better performance and two rebuilt turbos at the same cost as a single rebuilt turbo from Porsche.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:59 AM
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I'm glad everything worked out!

Originally Posted by TNR911 View Post
What you describe is what I've experienced and my turbo is a write off. The vanes stuck and that was the end. What I've also found is that Porsche seems to have scooped up what stock there was of the 997.1 turbos and are now only offering rebuilt turbos at twice the price of what was being charged for the OEM turbos.

I've been lucky to find a Rennlister who had upgraded his turbos and sold his originals to me at a reasonable cost. I'm anxiously awaiting the delivery. Thank you vr6tee.

Thank you to all on this thread for your help and advice.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:06 PM
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how do you know if you need a new turbo? WTF 49k miles and it's shot? That's ridiculous.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ibanezgod View Post
how do you know if you need a new turbo? WTF 49k miles and it's shot? That's ridiculous.
It was pretty straightforward for me. I lost boost and thus power, a CEL came up and found failure codes associated with a turbo problem. A number here have reported that the vanes for VTG have become stuck and do not extend. Some have been able to clean and lubricate them to continue functioning. I was hoping that I had a similar issue but mine turned out to be worn out once we got it out of the car.

It seems like this must be happening frequently now as it seems that Porsche has scooped up the new OEM stock and if you want a replacement you need to buy a refurb from Porsche at a minimum of $4,000.
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