Cupra - 2014 faulty turbo

Jun 7, 2019
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Hi all, I am currently in the market for a Cupra, and wondered if anyone can shed some light on the faulty turbos that were present in the 2014 model cars. Is anyone still running the 702 N turbo without issues? I am just wondering if they are all faulty under the 'N' batch, and whether I would be safe to be purchasing a car with this specific one in, as my plans would definitely be to modify the car in the future.

Thanks

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Jun 7, 2019
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my 280 had the N turbo, it ran Stage 2 for 4 years and was fine.

Treat the turbo right.
Good to hear. Did you do anything to it i.e strengthen the internals or balancing? I'm kind of assuming that if a turbo was going to be faulty it would have gone early in the cars life.

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AndrewJB

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Nothing at all, drove the car hard from day 1. literally let oil get upto temp and then used it as designed.

None of this runnign or anything.
 

Hazkirby

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Nov 16, 2018
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Pot luck on the balancing

Mine went two months ago 84k.

Just make sure you have a warranty. Motoreasy were good with me.
 
Jun 7, 2019
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Pot luck on the balancing

Mine went two months ago 84k.

Just make sure you have a warranty. Motoreasy were good with me.
Never seen this before, did they honour the cost to get it replaced in full? What are they like with modified cars?

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Hazkirby

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Never seen this before, did they honour the cost to get it replaced in full? What are they like with modified cars?

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If you modify it then you go with the risk. Obviously the more obvious the mods the higher the risk.
 

SteA

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My turbo went pop earlier this week. 2014 280 with Stage 1 (its been running stage 1 for 3 or 4 years?), 44k and always warmed up and cooled down.
 
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