Elantra Sport Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Curious what kind of turbo we have. A little online research suggests we have a Borg Warner K03, but that was from a press release a few years ago. Anyone know? If so, what about this turbo, water cooled and/or oil cooled?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Curious what kind of turbo we have. A little online research suggests we have a Borg Warner K03, but that was from a press release a few years ago. Anyone know? If so, what about this turbo, water cooled and/or oil cooled?
It's water cooled
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks, do you know if it's the K03? Also, how easy is access?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Thanks, do you know if it's the K03? Also, how easy is access?
I am not sure if it is or isn't, I don't think anyone in the states has ripped it out yet. I K ow they ha e had it over a year in Korea. As far as being easy to access, it's in the back up against the firewall... Would be a pain to get to from the top, easiest way might be from underneath
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Thanks, do you know if it's the K03? Also, how easy is access?
I am not sure if it is or isn't, I don't think anyone in the states has ripped it out yet. I K ow they ha e had it over a year in Korea. As far as being easy to access, it's in the back up against the firewall... Would be a pain to get to from the top, easiest way might be from underneath
Yeah, looks like a pain from the top, and I've only seen underneath from the front doing an oil change with ramps, not enough room to slide back that far (This car is low and I'm a little fat!)

Curious how easy it'd be to swap turbos, either for long term maintenance, or performance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Thanks, do you know if it's the K03? Also, how easy is access?
I am not sure if it is or isn't, I don't think anyone in the states has ripped it out yet. I K ow they ha e had it over a year in Korea. As far as being easy to access, it's in the back up against the firewall... Would be a pain to get to from the top, easiest way might be from underneath
Yeah, looks like a pain from the top, and I've only seen underneath from the front doing an oil change with ramps, not enough room to slide back that far (This car is low and I'm a little fat!)

Curious how easy it'd be to swap turbos, either for long term maintenance, or performance.
If you can get to it with out having to pull the motor it shouldn't be that hard to swap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Thanks, do you know if it's the K03? Also, how easy is access?
I am not sure if it is or isn't, I don't think anyone in the states has ripped it out yet. I K ow they ha e had it over a year in Korea. As far as being easy to access, it's in the back up against the firewall... Would be a pain to get to from the top, easiest way might be from underneath
Yeah, looks like a pain from the top, and I've only seen underneath from the front doing an oil change with ramps, not enough room to slide back that far (This car is low and I'm a little fat!)

Curious how easy it'd be to swap turbos, either for long term maintenance, or performance.
If you can get to it with out having to pull the motor it shouldn't be that hard to swap.
Yep, that's the question.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
Different part number. We also make the same power with less boost pressure. Assumption is that it's different, but has yet to be confirmed.
I actually read that on my VT forums... Wasn't sure about its accuracy. This is great! And also I'm from AZ too man. :) I'm in Gilbert.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
Perhaps one of the vendors might know?

I'd like to know as well. I took the car to a local exhaust shop here in Australia to get a high flow down pipe made... and they wouldn't touch it. Exhaust Flange off the turbo housing was cast iron and one piece straight into the first CAT....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
Perhaps one of the vendors might know?

I'd like to know as well. I took the car to a local exhaust shop here in Australia to get a high flow down pipe made... and they wouldn't touch it. Exhaust Flange off the turbo housing was cast iron and one piece straight into the first CAT....
So why wouldn't they touch it? I'm not sure I've understood correctly, the turbo is a single piece cast with the headers+flange+downpipe?

I think i found something.....

Hyundai Gamma 1.6T Turbo Part No. 28231-2B800
Yep 28231-2B800 for the Elantra Sport/SR and 28231-2B700 for the Veloster turbo. Definitely a new unit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
So why wouldn't they touch it? I'm not sure I've understood correctly, the turbo is a single piece cast with the headers+flange+downpipe?

We had the car up on the hoist and the mechanic showed me what was going on.
Space was tighter than a ......... from underneath, like really tight, never seen anything like that before, you need tiny little hands to get in and work on it.

They said that the flange off the turbo that attached to the down pipe was not a normal fitment and also cast iron. It was rectangular with 5 bolts that looked similar to this picture i found on the net.



and yes different to what i posted above unfortunately.

I'll try and go to a different exhaust place shortly to get another opinion, but this place is widely regarded as the best in Melbourne.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
not sure if this means anything to anyone..... maybe the mechanics/vendors might know more

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
We had the car up on the hoist and the mechanic showed me what was going on....
I'll try and go to a different exhaust place shortly to get another opinion

snip
Cool I appreciate the info, perhaps some of the existing companies will end up making bolt on replacements, albeit hard to fit ones :p

I too have been meaning to get my SR to a shop nearby that make a tonne of turbo downpipes with excellent feedback, see if they reckon they can do it and for what sort of cost.

I really am not sure what ball park cost this would even be in AUD to custom make and fit one..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Curious what kind of turbo we have. A little online research suggests we have a Borg Warner K03, but that was from a press release a few years ago. Anyone know? If so, what about this turbo, water cooled and/or oil cooled?
Just looked under mine while changing the oil, the turbo is only oil fed. I was really hoping for water cooled, looks like I'm going to change oil more often.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,464 Posts
Just looked under mine while changing the oil, the turbo is only oil fed. I was really hoping for water cooled, looks like I'm going to change oil more often.
I would be really surprised if it wasn't water cooled. You sure?
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top