- A4 Turbo
Get it VAGCOM’d first, chances are it may well just be a boost leak. Check the rubber joining hose that goes from the plastic pipe at the back of the engine bay to the inlet manifold – heat from the engine degrades the rubber. How is it power-wise? Does it run ok when first started then go into limp-home mode (no power) if you rev it over 3K?Posted 6 years agoKeefMember
sounds like the turbo has blown,as in the bearing/seals,prob took the impeller out as well,if it’s mahoosive amounts of smoke,otherwise it may be rebuildable,if just the seals. a recon turbo will be around £400- up,up,up…
labour wise, reasonable mechanic would do it in a day easily,so £150-£200 ish ?
tbh,the car is probably a write off if high miles,not worth fixing.
of course,you could take a punt on a second hand turbo,and get the bloke round the corner to ‘chuck it on’….Posted 6 years agospooky_b329Member
As Tony says, be careful! The oil leaking into the turbo can vapourise, then the engine can ‘run away’ i.e it runs on oil vapour so when you turn the ignition off, it carries on running flat out, until it blows itself to smithereens. Except you won’t see it, due to all the smoke!
Search for ‘runaway diesel’ on youtube 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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