I recently purchased a K03s turbo here on the vortex. It arrived yesterday, but not in the condition I expected. It had to dp mounting studs missing and one broke off. But the worste part was a crack in the cast iron housing right next to the wastegate door. It runs from the waste gate opening towards the turbo for about 3/4" The seller was online last night and I asked him about it and he said:
"(4:00 PM 12-6-2007) ********: any turbo housing has slight cracks it is a perfect working turbo i can assure you, and the studs i didnt have time to remove, but you want to remove and thread bolts in there, the studs with nuts leak.
(4:02 PM 12-6-2007) ********: ask around the small cracks are definitely normal though"
I can fix the studs, but I think the crack is a huge problem. Especially since i planned on using on my racecar. I'd like to hear what others think.
Thank you, Mark
Modified by gtschallenge at 6:36 AM 12-7-2007