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    • Mamba M133 (CLA45/GLA45) AMG turbo failure and engine damage pictures

      You may remember the Mamba GT2971R turbo upgrade for the M133 AMG platform promising over 400 wheel horsepower. Rumor has it that this is the turbo for the basis of some other M133 turbo upgrade kits. Whether that is true or not what is true is that the cheap China based turbo took out this M133 motor.


      It lasted a couple weeks before the cheap Chinese sourced CHRA bearing failed and was sucked into the engine oil pump. The ownet stayed quiet hoping for a resolution through the dealer or Mamba but ended up having to pay for a new motor out of pocket.

      He decided to finally go public and here are the pictures after the ordeal.

      As always, buyer beware and do not expect a dealer to warranty anything like this.






































      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mamba M133 (CLA45/GLA45) AMG turbo failure and engine damage pictures started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Michael@alpha's Avatar
        Michael@alpha -
        The "rumor" statement about this being what AMS is using is ABSOLUTELY FALSE! Please remove that from the post IMMEDIATELY! AMS is using a genuine GARRETT CHRA not a no name knock off. We have been running our turbo for over a year and set the World record with it. We are over 500 HP! The OP should be sited for posting false information.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Michael@alpha Click here to enlarge
        The "rumor" statement about this being what AMS is using is ABSOLUTELY FALSE! Please remove that from the post IMMEDIATELY! AMS is using a genuine GARRETT CHRA not a no name knock off. We have been running our turbo for over a year and set the World record with it. We are over 500 HP! The OP should be sited for posting false information.
        All you had to do was say so. Relax, it will be edited. We don't know for sure who Mamba supplies and said it was a rumor passed on...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Michael@alpha Click here to enlarge
        The "rumor" statement about this being what AMS is using is ABSOLUTELY FALSE! Please remove that from the post IMMEDIATELY! AMS is using a genuine GARRETT CHRA not a no name knock off. We have been running our turbo for over a year and set the World record with it. We are over 500 HP! The OP should be sited for posting false information.
        Michael, edited. My apologies for any confusion. I stated it was a rumor and should have checked with you first.
      1. Michael@alpha's Avatar
        Michael@alpha -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        All you had to do was say so. Relax, it will be edited. We don't know for sure who Mamba supplies and said it was a rumor passed on...
        I wish I could relax. We use only Garrett CHRA's because they are the best. We have thirty-three employees here who have put in countless hours of work on this project. We have thirty three families to feed. We have dealers and vendors and their families to worry about. When we "relax" we post stupid $#@! rumors that could single handedly put everyone in jeopardy. I would tell you to "relax" but it seems you have that part down.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Michael@alpha Click here to enlarge
        I wish I could relax. We use only Garrett CHRA's because they are the best. We have thirty-three employees here who have put in countless hours of work on this project. We have thirty three families to feed. We have dealers and vendors and their families to worry about. When we "relax" we post stupid $#@! rumors that could single handedly put everyone in jeopardy. I would tell you to "relax" but it seems you have that part down.
        Hey, I get your position and support it. You have to understand my job is to report what many won't and try to keep people out of harm's way.

        I know AMS is top notch which is why I made sure to say it was a rumor behind the scenes and I had no idea of knowing if it was true.

        I trust you and my apologies for not checking with you first but we haven't always had direct channels.

        Regardless, I apologize on this one.