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I was looking around on ebay earlier today. found out these two K04 Turbos.
one of them have around 90 sold, and the other had around 150 sold.
so i figure they must not so bad to have so many of them sold.
but the price just shocked me. i saw the same kit was $1100 on ECS tuning. and these turbos on ebay are one third of that price or cheaper.
what's the difference between them?

Brand New VW Passat Audi A4 1 8L K04 15 Upgrade turbocharger with Install Kit | eBay

K04 1 8T 1 8L Audi A4 turbocharger VW K03 KO3 Passat Upgrade Turbo | eBay
 

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I was looking around on ebay earlier today. found out these two K04 Turbos.
one of them have around 90 sold, and the other had around 150 sold.
so i figure they must not so bad to have so many of them sold.
but the price just shocked me. i saw the same kit was $1100 on ECS tuning. and these turbos on ebay are one third of that price or cheaper.
what's the difference between them?

Brand New VW Passat Audi A4 1 8L K04 15 Upgrade turbocharger with Install Kit | eBay

K04 1 8T 1 8L Audi A4 turbocharger VW K03 KO3 Passat Upgrade Turbo | eBay
They are usually junk.
 

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Neither one is an actual K04. The first is missing the K's inside the triangle, (and the latest production run uses the Borg-Warner logo); the second is merely around the same shape as a K04, but clearly isn't one.

Save your money.

ECS sells the real thing.
 

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I have a genuine Borg-Warner k04-015 and it has 70k miles on it. I have not heard of any ebay k04's going that far, though I could be wrong.
 

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I was looking around on ebay earlier today. found out these two K04 Turbos.
one of them have around 90 sold, and the other had around 150 sold.
so i figure they must not so bad to have so many of them sold.
but the price just shocked me. i saw the same kit was $1100 on ECS tuning. and these turbos on ebay are one third of that price or cheaper.
what's the difference between them?
Difference is that the eBay ones are knock-off junk and will fail quickly, if they work at all. "Friends don't let friends buy eBay turbochargers." We've heard this story a hundred times on Passatworld.
 

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I bought a used K03 rather than waste my money on a new, fake "k04".
 
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