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Fake Tial Wastegate BEWARE.

Hi, I just got this in the mail. Paid $250 for a Tial 38 MV-S wastegate and got this Taiwan piece of garbage instead.

Sellers LINK, his ebay account is vspeedrace

SILVER TiAL 38mm MVS Wastegate V Band VBand Turbo WG: eBay Motors (item 330459555030 end time Nov-07-10 20:50:26 PST)

The box suppose to come printed with this box label, instead is a cheap ink imitation.


Serial numbers are the same when are fake, SN03091178 is the usual part number in all fakes.


NO quality


What the hell?:?????


Suppose to be sealed valve, no air, water, or light should leak when valve is closed, Fakes leak without been installed.




Tial Original are Stainless Steel Alloy, look at this piece of crap material



Is that rust??????


This wastegates are made of puzzle pieces??



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Is he willing to give your money back?


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Is he willing to give your money back?
Don't thinks so, but ebay/paypal will surely refund me back. He does not answer emails or nothing.

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Wow. I'd contact Ebay right away and/or PayPal (if you bought it with PayPal. They are usually good about those things and hopefully will refund you the money while they work out slapping the seller's wrist :) Don't forget to leave a HOOOOOOOOOORIBLE review ;-)
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Just so you know, paypal refund policy is a joke. They will not give you a dime unless they are able to FIRST wrestle the money away from the seller. (Ask me how I know.)

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wow - that IS junk. It's amazing at what great lengths are gone to to make a copy of a ~300 part. If I'm going through THAT much trouble....I'm copying Benjamins....not wastegates :)

The quality of Tial pieces is way up there; I also enjoy that they are some of the few components on my car that are made in the U.S.A. I bet these knock-off's completely burn their balls, especially since it's a blatant rip-off, and that the quality is so sub-standard.

Sucks man.
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I once made a paypal claim. Took a little while but did get my money back. Also made a claim on Amazon once from an independent seller which falsly advertised a product. Got that money back also.

That must really suck especially if you were really looking forward to the item.
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Just have to say that Tial has proven themselves to me. I had an issue with mine once and all I had to do is send a closeup pic of the serial number (didn't have my receipt) then I was emailed an RMA number. In a matter of 2 days I received it back rebuilt as good as new no questions asked. Worth buying from an authorized seller if you ask me.
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wow - that IS junk. It's amazing at what great lengths are gone to to make a copy of a ~300 part. If I'm going through THAT much trouble....I'm copying Benjamins....not wastegates :)

The quality of Tial pieces is way up there; I also enjoy that they are some of the few components on my car that are made in the U.S.A. I bet these knock-off's completely burn their balls, especially since it's a blatant rip-off, and that the quality is so sub-standard.

Sucks man.
For sure. They make fantastic stuff, and it sucks to see it knocked off like that.

At least the information to ID a fake is readily available. Imagine, if it wasn't, you'd run that wastegate and think poorly of an otherwise standup company.




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Just looked at the e-bay link. Why would you buy from someone with a 97.1 feedback score? That is TERRIBLE by e-bay standards.






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Just so you know, paypal refund policy is a joke. They will not give you a dime unless they are able to FIRST wrestle the money away from the seller. (Ask me how I know.)
I just got a full refund on a $100 bike fork I bot that was all kinds of screwed up. Just write the complaint out very clearly as to what's wrong with it, and how it is not even the actual Tial part, but a cheap Chinese clone.

If the guy does not respond, they will refund and likely close his acct. Just be VERY logical about how you go through the process. Use only the eBay messaging system for communication, as they can track that for reference.


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Just looked at the e-bay link. Why would you buy from someone with a 97.1 feedback score? That is TERRIBLE by e-bay standards.
In fairness, the only true negative feedback was from this purchase. The other stuff is positive. Tough one...

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