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Old 03-06-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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I am wondering if anyone here has done a cartridge replacement on a td04 and what was the experience/outcome. More specifically, I'm considering an ebay cartridge. Has anyone tried these before?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Fores...410dd6&vxp=mtr

I already know that everyone recommends just buying a used turbo (been down that road) or just upgrading (not what I'm doing). A rebuild kit and balance is also not in my agenda right now. There are no turbo service shops in close to me. The closest ones are EXPENSIVE for a balance job
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:24 AM   #2
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Please do not do this. For 219 bucks you could buy 4 td04's. Save your money. Plus, it's an eBay chra...epic waste of money and time.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:39 AM   #3
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This is a TERRIBLE idea. Just find a used one with lower miles and minimal shaft play rather than buying an overpriced piece of garbage. I sold my old td04 with zero shaft play a few months ago for $180 which appears to be the high end of what they go for. Don't waste your money on this.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:40 AM   #4
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Thanks but:
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I already know that everyone recommends just buying a used turbo (been down that road)
translation: please don't waist everybody's time and post "just buy a used one".....the go-to response for the rebuild question.

I'm looking for feedback from someone who has tried one of these so I can eliminate it as a possibility. Everybody knows that no-name ebay parts are likely ****. Maybe this could be a diamond in the rough? I definitely won't be the one to take a gamble on it unless I first see some good feedback from people who have installed one. Maybe someone has tried a cartridge from another source and had good results? I've never seen them sold before
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:35 AM   #5
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I bought a TD-04 cartridge off eBay once, didn't fit. Sent it back and bought a used one locally. If you really want to do better than a used TD-04 look into getting yours rebuilt at a place like Boost Lab.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:40 AM   #6
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the vendor says hassle free returns and free shipping. If you have the tools, give it a try yourself. You have nothing to lose except for return shipping.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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Or buy a new one off pureturbos for 500$..if you send them your core you get 100$ back plus a one year warranty. Look em up on ebay
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the helpful info. Much appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:10 PM   #9
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This is a old thread but for what they are (read cheap) its not a bad solution to get you back on the road for the short to medium term. The ebay td04 chra's are about $80 - I have installed one of these personally and had zero issues with the replacement ebay CHRA cartridge. Would a subaru OEM part last longer? Very likely yes, but for 80 bucks it fills a need.
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