Combining Turbo parts?

suffolkd at suffolkd at
Mon Jun 23 08:19:36 PDT 2008


 The guys at have been thru this, they do like people to search the archives before posting.? 
They can be kinda harsh about it.
-Scott by BOSTON


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Swann <benswann at>
To: quattro at; '200q20V mailing list' <200q20v at>; s-car-list at
Cc: 'Ben Swann' <benswann at>
Sent: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:37 am
Subject: Combining Turbo parts?

Is the combination of K26 hot side with K24 cold side a good way to go?  Any
BTDT/experience on this.  I'm looking at some options to refresh my engine with 
a stock
turbo configuration.   I have a hybrid turbo (T3/K26) and have had nothing but 
with keeping the lines and fittings from leaking and now it is blowing oil 
so would like to get it back to using some nice OEM lines I have.

Anyone care to refresh me on the pros & cons of using a k26 vs k24 on 20V TQ 3B 
Would doing the above be better if I have a K24 and K26 to spare?  My basic
understanding is that the k24 spools up much quicker, but become inefficiet at 
300HP or so whereas the K26 takes longer to spool up but has more headroom.  
Anyone know
where the K26 begins to die?

Anyone have a KKK rebuild kit laying around in case I decide to do this?  Any 
caveats in
separating these and rebuilding, resealing, bearings, etc.



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