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is it my Turbo
Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:37 AM
The day before the car was running great,any suggestions at what to look at first b4 we go down the new Turbo route
Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:46 AM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:17 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:42 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:28 PM
I done what Andy suggested and yep its jammed,after turning it a bit it went loose,so I put it back together and tried it again, came back,and it was jammed again it felt like something caught inside.
So its coming off tomorrow for a full fettle
Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:51 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:22 PM
If that's case you might as well pull the turbo apart to make sure, but don't do anything beyond taking the ali casting off. Undo the bolts from the iron side that go into the ali, and it should gently prise off. You'll soon see if the clean air impellor has been damaged.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:54 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:04 PM
If it is metal of the iron casting breaking away it's not likely to be any worse that what you have just encountered. Fixing it after more flakes have come free shouldn't be any worse than fixing it now, so get out there and enjoy driving it with boost again.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:03 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:07 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:19 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:19 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:42 PM
A repair kit costs about £35 whilst an exchange turbo seems to be £797 at another turbo shop. What would I be getting for my money that warrants this variation in price. As it only appears to be the seals on my unit has anyone stripped down the turbo and was it difficult
Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:28 PM
Well the turn round is quick cos I rang up today and got the report, yeah as i thought a list as long as your arm wrong,but the main thing i wanted to know was,did the rust flakes come from the turbo or else where,he said the iron/steel part of the turbo was rusted inside and thats where the flakes came from.
Also all the seals had gone and the case was cracked,so i asked the price for a turbo to be done with the impoved 360 bearing,£502.00 delivered back to me
Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:30 AM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:24 AM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:31 PM
I am beginning to think I might get the kit see how it goes and then advertise my services for a fraction of what these companies charge. A good money spinner for a poor old retired person.
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