Well what I didn't mention before was, when I got my car up on scales for corner balancing... it was already spot on. Sooo I had been driving around with a balanced car all along. Thus, I have no point of reference with it out of balance. Dumb luck? Or does this just speak to how well suspension components just line up and slot into the TT?Sounds great! Was there a noticeable improvement after corner balancing?
Curious where you landed on this....did you repair or decide to go K04?Repair/Replace time:
So, turns out VW/Audi will not sell you just the clamp. Which I believe is for liability reasons. Now that there is an opening directly exposing the turbine wheel/impeller to debris, it could be damaged. I will need to determine this out soon of course.
My preference, is to just repair the failed clamp (replace it with something) and re apply any gasket/sealant between the turbo housing and the exhaust manifold. This is looking tricky to do as no aftermarket clamps seem to fit the k03 turbo.
If the turbo is damaged, it of course needs to be replaced. Installing a fresh k03 seems so lame when APR has a nice K04 kit and would make the car be over 300 whp & 300 wtq. However, I am reading some not so encouraging threads about k04s...
My 2011 Audi tt currently has 81,xxx miles on it...
So, if anyone has some suggestions on what to do, certainly interested. Oh and car is paid off... and as much as I would love another car, not interested in any car payments for a while.
Repaired with K04 from APR. Kit install was a giant B****. Shop that did the work was also a giant PITA, slow, poor attention to detail... ended up spending countless hours going back through it and fixing up areas they botched... Engine bay was also heavily corroded from North East environment... not ideal.Curious where you landed on this....did you repair or decide to go K04?
Funky throttle response: realized eventually that one of the cables that should be plugged in right of the intake manifold - it was unplugged! Plugging this back in definitely fixed the throttle behavior but not fully!Repaired with K04 from APR. Kit install was a giant B****. Shop that did the work was also a giant PITA, slow, poor attention to detail... ended up spending countless hours going back through it and fixing up areas they botched... Engine bay was also heavily corroded from North East environment... not ideal.
After I got my car back, months after it was originally dropped off & misdiagnosed, etc... with the fresh hardware in place within a short period of time it was back at the shop because the mid pipe slipped off the downpipe (due to lazy careless install). This was mid winter with seriously cold temps so - could have fixed myself but not in my garage at those temps. Then shortly later on in the month, I took the car back again because the turbo was pissing coolant out the banjo bolt that wasnt fully seated. That too was remedied after the shop gave me much grief about how difficult the job was.
But been riding on upgraded K04 for about a year now. No major issues. Some wonky throttle response here and there...not sure why...
I installed NEUSPEED p/n 48.02.96 with the K04 kit along with the ARP intercooler. The shop which did the K04 install of course said the pipe didnt fit right, and left it in hanging only by its silicone connectors (idiots). I refitted it properly in about 30 mins.Curious if the turbo discharge pipe upgrade (48.02.74) worked with the APR K04 upgrade kit? Did you ever end up doing the throttle pipe? Also curious what it cost to get the K04 kit installed and which shop you used?