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Old 05-24-2018, 11:07 AM   #1801  
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My 2500 mile review:

Pros:
Super easy install. Exhaust/down-pipe is very nice and fits great. Lars's exhaust tips are beautifully utilitarian. Perfect combination of quiet, lower pitch exhaust and ricey BOV noise (I am serious). Car took on daily driver duty 1 day after first start and has had 0 issues related to the kit so far. I need more projects where I just hand some guy in Virginia a small pile of money and then bolt a bunch of parts to my car 3 months later, and less where I try to make things in my tiny garage with a grinder and my MIG welder.

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I never got a sticker. I reported Lars to the Better Business Bureau.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:18 PM   #1802  
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I *think* my turbo failed today. There's not really any shaft play, but I need to remove it to investigate further. Ordered a new one already because I need it before next weekend. Hoping it was a fluke, as it was on the 4th autocross event with it...

Anyone know of a watercooled turbo that will drop into Lar's stuff?
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:33 PM   #1803  
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Shouldnt need one. That turbo is pretty solid for an ebay setup
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:08 AM   #1804  
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Yay, it's not the turbo. It's the BOV. It's not closing until it builds 2-3psi of boost. After that it's fine. Took it all apart and cleaned the **** out of it. Still not closing. Tried putting one of the washers in, didn't fix it. Will experiment with more tomorrow.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:25 AM   #1805  
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Just wanted to put in a good word about Lars' customer service.

I got a kit from him almost 1 year ago this month. It took me a few months to get a few other things for the build ... intercooler, injectors, MS3x and find the time to start on the installation. I think it was October when I finally got started. I had many questions and Lars was very responsive and took time to answer them all. In November I broke the **** out of my wrist at the skatepark and have been out of commission until recently.

Last weekend I finished the install and loaded up a base tune to get the car started. It started right up, though it was running very rich. Had some issues with idle (would shoot up to 3k and stay for a while). During that time, I would hear the turbo making a scraping noise as it spooled down after I shut the car off. Took a closer look and there was considerable shaft play (not the good kind lol).

I contacted Lars and sent him a video and pictures ... he said he will take care of it. Now .. it's been about a year since I bought it ... so I was very happy to hear that!

Yesterday he dropped-off a new turbo along with a set of gaskets. At his expense.

Being a small business owner myself, I know that things can go wrong now and then. What sets you apart is how you respond to issues and problems. Have we always made everyone happy? No .. but we make every effort to fix a problem and that is one of the reasons we have stayed in business.

Cats awarded for how Lars handled this issue! I have and still would recommend MKTurbo to anyone looking to get a decent kit together at a good price.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:51 PM   #1806  
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Hey Lars,
I sent you a couple of emails over the past couple weeks.. Haven't heard back. Could you get back to me?
Alex

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Old 06-10-2018, 09:27 PM   #1807  
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Seems to be leaking oil from here. Before this the drain line below was leaking right where the ntp fitting screws into the turbo. I took it out and reinstalled making sure it was as straight as possible to the oil pan. Then after that I reinstalled with some thread tape just to make sure. Hasn't leaked there again. Couple of weeks later and it's now leaking from here.

What do you guys think? Failing gasket? Failing turbo? Or failing me?

P.S. the oil restrictor is installed
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:37 PM   #1808  
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Seems to be leaking oil from here. Before this the drain line below was leaking right where the ntp fitting screws into the turbo. I took it out and reinstalled making sure it was as straight as possible to the oil pan. Then after that I reinstalled with some thread tape just to make sure. Hasn't leaked there again. Couple of weeks later and it's now leaking from here.

What do you guys think? Failing gasket? Failing turbo? Or failing me?

P.S. the oil restrictor is installed
IIRC the turbo has a NPT thread under the flange. You could just install a fitting in it and eliminate the flange altogether. I used a Vibrant restrictor with an NPT to AN4. Much cleaner and no leaks.

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:11 AM   #1809  
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IIRC the turbo has a NTP thread under the flange. You could just install a fitting in it and eliminate the flange altogether.
I quit using the aluminum adapter flange because always ended up leaking on me. I went with the adapter screwed into the CHRA threads and never looked back.
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I quit using the aluminum adapter flange because always ended up leaking on me. I went with the adapter screwed into the CHRA threads and never looked back.
Anyone have a link to the parts to buy to change over to the better setup by chance? I'll be looking to do the same thing for my setup.
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Anyone have a link to the parts to buy to change over to the better setup by chance? I'll be looking to do the same thing for my setup.
Here you go. 1/8NPT and whichever AN size you need: Oil Restrictor Fitting Kit - 10288 or 10289

You can google to find the best priced source. I bought mine via Amazon 'cause Prime.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:58 AM   #1812  
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Awesome thx very much!
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