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How to Install an IS38 Turbo on a MK7 (1.8t and 2.0t)

Main How to Install an IS38 Turbo on a MK7 (1.8t and 2.0t)

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    Today we did a DIY on how to upgrade/replace your MK7 Turbo with a IS38 Golf R / Audi S3 Turbo! This video also applies to the cars listed below (with minor …

    Juan R. Rodriguez

    If you want to do a 16 Passat 1.8 let me know. Unless you are scared.


    +Deutsche Auto Parts dude you definitely missed installing Turbo muffler delete (from what I can see)


    How do you get coils off without that special tool? Use zip ties

    Jose Martin

    If you can do this, youโ€™ll be swapping engines in no time XD

    Mathieu Locas

    Last month, I paid 400$ CAD to install an IS20 turbo + a downpipe on my car. After watching your vid… it was a bargain ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Allan Zepeda

    Paul: "We need to spin the 6mm Hex on the Turbo oil line feed bracket." Me: That's impossible! , Paul: " No, it's necessary"

    Allan Zepeda

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ that Interstellar reference ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    Missa Bella

    Oh yeah.. Oh yeah… Oh yeah

    Patrick Roswell

    Lol thanks. I've been waiting for this video.

    Chris Deiter

    Great time on cracking loose the torx on the back of the turbo with little clearance!

    Miguel Sanchez

    hey guys i really like the channel, love the content, you guys are great. please can you do some work on one of the lesser known vw engine platforms, specifically the 2013mk6 golf with the 2.5 5 cylinder. there are a whole bunch of us who cant afford the gti right off the hop, so we are slowly modding as we can. a six speed swap would be really cool, JDL top mount turbo kit for the 5 cylinder is a work of art. maybe a gti bumper conversion, gti seats in the base would also be a cool instal. thank you for making great content!


    Great DIY video. I finally did this about 2 months ago but to IS20, also without removing the downpipe or without removing the coolant and oil lines from the block, is much easier…, this video is a great summary of how to do it, thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป!


    Wow, thanks for the video! Must've been a pretty time consuming tutorial to get all those shots with good lighting.

    Ghislain Pitre

    Which catch can is that?


    i feel bad for VW techs with big hands

    karstgeo 72

    I'll be paying someone ๐Ÿคฃ


    Hot damn! That was one difficult turbo to remove!! Great job. Really requires patience and time to get this thing done. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


    Like whoa!! That's definitely a lot of work. Surprised u didn't just go to a IS38 directly from stock. Either way, I'm sure it's good for quite a few more HP than IS20 it had before. Also, was it just me or did that Alltrack look a little rusted out for being such a new car to market?

    Jon Meador



    Now I know why I paid the large amount $$$$$$$ I was charged to remove IS20 and install IS38 on my GTI.

    D. Corey

    If i do this.i'll install a more reliable turbo (e.g EQT).Would hate to do this twice or thrice.

    Rick Johnson

    Funny that you didn't include any mention of the wastegate adjustment procedure… ๐Ÿคฃ

    Felipe Lima

    You guis are out of your mind …. 1.700 $ for and is38 ??? Wtf is that ??? Comes with 1kg of gold ???
    Y bougth mine brand new for 860 euros ….
    Com on 1700$$ you are crazy

    Age and Treachery

    That was the best part of Interstellar, especially the music.

    Aaron Zambrano

    Easy job. It's even easier than it was made to be in this video.

    Everth Arceta

    Wow, thank you for this video, was curious to see it done but you guys provided step by step. Thanks


    YES! Thank you for this! Thanks paul!

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