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Dead k04?

K04 died

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Guys I have a stock 2012 golf R with 30k miles and a possible dead turbo. Symptoms are a loud siren noise when accelerating and loss of power. Going past 35 miles per hour is almost impossible. I believe it's in limp mode. I have no light indicators on my speedo. No blue smoke. Though maybe a little white smoke. Can any one here give me some good guesses as to what maybe the cause? I need everyone's best case scenario guess"s and cost to replacemt parts list. Do I just buy a Ko4 0064 alone? And pay for what ever my guy charges? I don't plan on taking it to the dealer. Though I want to get my own parts incase my local shops throw in some cheap made in china turbos. I prefer oem Borg Warner. And is there any additional parts or tubing necessary? I've seen some go for 1400 range. Thanks guys.
 

Francoleon91

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well if its in limp mode you would see an EPC light on ur dash. could be so many things.. id bring it to a shop first, could be a big ass boost leak making that sound.
 

K04 died

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Several mechanics have said its typically a bearing... I will be bringing it in tomorrow to have a look... Worst case if it is a turbo... Borg warner sells the turbo with the intake manifold.. I dont believe it can be purchased seperately... Can anyone confirm this? Or know any reliable rebuilders? Im in the mid west....
 

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this is exactly the same sound as my car .. Will oil gush out if i do that? I know the dipstick plastic part kinda broke into a few little pieces... I will be replace that as well... But there's a video of the exact same sound mine makes

 
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