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Old 10-13-2017, 04:10 PM   #1
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How long have you had your K04 ? Issues ?Solutions?

Wonder how long till all these issues pop up

Possible causes and solution for oil leaks ,Shaft play and etc ?

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Old 10-13-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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The k04 is a workhorse....its been in many, many cars and the failure rate imo is not a high one. It's a Borg Warner turbo who's one of the best manufacturers out there.

You're much more likely to experience other car issues from the added power...motor mounts should be upgraded, ic will be beyond stock capacity, pcv might blow if you don't have the newest revision or a CC.

The turbo itself is rock solid keep your oil fresh and imo use rotella t6, if not, keep it changed every 3k with other oils.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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Well considering my K03 went at 37k miles, I can't imagine the K04 any worse, lol.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:27 PM   #4
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Well considering my K03 went at 37k miles, I can't imagine the K04 any worse, lol.
Is the k03 even a BW turbo?
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:20 AM   #5
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Is the k03 even a BW turbo?
I believe the KO3 is an IHI turbo. Mine has been going strong for 173k miles, no failures
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:10 PM   #6
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K03 is Borgwarner. TSI motors do not have K03s. TSI motors have an IHI model that is similar as I understand it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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K03 is Borgwarner. TSI motors do not have K03s. TSI motors have an IHI model that is similar as I understand it.
Yes, that's true....everyone just tends to call them k03, but yes... ihi
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:38 PM   #8
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What do you mean 'all these issues...' There are a number of K04 cars going 100k or more without a problem. Mine has 140k.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:53 PM   #9
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It depends, mine is still fine. Got it installed around 70K miles (APR kit), car has 145K miles & no issues, mostly highway driving (daily), plus long road trips.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:18 AM   #10
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good to know u guys have put it on for so long and it almost last forever
was thinking whether i should keep plenty budget to fix it if it fails

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