How to identify the correct turbo when your turbo PART NUMBER doesn’t exactly match the part number displayed on the website
The turbochargers supplied to the vehicle manufacturer (OEM) and to the Garrett Master Distributors (aftermarket) are identical in quality assurance and materials, they are just tagged slightly differently for sale to each market.
GARRETT PARTS TAGS EXPLAINED
Parts TAG supplied to OEM (vehicle manufacturer ie. Volkswagen) by GARRETT
Parts TAG supplied to Garrett Master Distributors (aftermarket ie. Denco Diesel and Turbo)
GARRETT PART NO EXAMPLES
720931-5005S AND 720931-5005 ARE BOTH GARRETT AFTERMARKET TURBOCHARGER NUMBERS
(THE 5 REPRESENTS NEW SUPPLIED TO AFTERMARKET)
720931-0005 IS THE NUMBER SUPPLIED TO VOLKSWAGEN
(THE 0 REPRESENTS NEW SUPPLIED TO OE)
720931-9005 IS A FACTORY REMANUFACTURED TURBO
(THE 9 REPRESENTS GARRETT FACTORY REMANUFACTURED)
NOTICE THE 720931-***5 IS REALLY THE ONLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION here.
The other numbers are just variations of the exact same turbocharger.
PREVIOUS PART NUMBERS
Garrett by Honeywell upgrade their part numbers each time they make a change to the manufacturing process of the turbocharger, eg. Material content changes, adding gasket kits etc.
This may result in numerous part numbers all superceding to the latest part number
720931-0001/720931-5001 / 720931-5001S
720931-0002/720931-5002 / 70931-5002S
720931-0003/720931-5003 / 720931-5003S
720931/-0004 / 720931-5004 / 720931-5004S
All supercede to the latest part number of:
720931-9005 / 720931-5005 / 720931-5005s
If there are alternate or previous part numbers for your vehicle’s application we will list them for you on the latest part number’s web page.
OEM (original equipment manufacturer) PART NUMBERS
Oem Part numbers represent the part number given to the Garrett turbocharger by the vehicle manufacturer.
The Volkswagen part numbers for the 720931-5005 / 720931-9005 and 720931-5005S are :
Of course if you have any questions we would be happy to help, please give us a call on 1300 305 359.