Discussion in 'Diesel parts' started by Tom MacDonald, Jan 14, 2017.
Looking to buy a new "smart" VNT actuator for my stock KP39 turbo.
Here's some insight to your problem
Vnt17 new or used maybe the way to go. I believe dutch auto parts could help you out with a used turbo of several differect flavors.
Bad link I think
Try this one. It shows how to adapt a vnt actuator to a kp39. The other link suguested that getting a kp39 actuator new was difficult and just get a Garrett vnt17 and be done with it. In Additon look at dutch auto parts if new is not in the budget
Let's hope I did a better job linking
Third time's the charm
I give up on the links
Apparently you can use the garret actuator and make some modification to fit.
It was not hard to find the procedure in the FAQ search on this site. The original two links were on tdiclub
Yea I've seen the write-up on this site, here is a link to it.
I'd also accept a garret actuator that I could modify if anyone has one to sell.
At this point its just a check engine light and a slightly out-of spec boost profile that I'm seeing as symptoms of the bad G500 sensor in the actuator, so I'm not quite at the point where I'm willing to dish out $200-300 dollars on a new actuator. That's why I'm testing the waters on finding a used one (or new one someone bought and just wants to get rid of).
119.99 close enough?
This is not the correct actuator. The one you linked to doesn't have an integrated G500 sensor. This is the correct one, and Kerma sells it for $352.41 Canadian (after shipping), and it still needs to be manually hacked to fit onto the KP39 turbo once you get it (additional time+money) :
I can get a rebuilt turbo with smart actuator included for about $730 Canadian after shipping and core return from HansAutoParts
Hans auto parts would cost you way more than the 730 for the turbo thats going to destroy your engine. http://www.myturbodiesel.com/threads/hans-auto-parts-rebuilt-head.12922/
Good find, I admit I didn't check oGut Hans on the web before considering him.
I have one for you!
Hey thanks, but I already found one. Should have mentioned that, sorry. I actually haven't used it yet because the old VNT actuator bolts have seized so I can't remove it (at least not with the turbo still on the car). Since it still runs fine with my "broken" actuator, I'm content to just keep driving until I decide to buy a new turbo, at which point I'll probably install the "new" actuator I have onto the old turbo to try to recoup some of the cost of a new one.
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