I bought my 2007 A3 2.0tdi 140 around 6 weeks ago. On several occasions now when you open it up on a dual carridgeway the car looses all power and goes into limp mode. After turning the engine off and waiting a few minutes everything works fine again.
I have been told and also read up on here that this is or could be due to a problem with the VNT vains sticking inside the turbo.
It seems most people just put a replacement turbo on and everything is fine again.
Is a recon turbo the way to go? If so whats the best place to get one? Is it on an exchange basis when buying a recon turbo or just buy it out right?
And is it worthwhile possibly looking at uprated/hybrid turbo's if I plan on getting a remap once its all running right.
Last question could it be anything else causing this problem as I don't want to spend money on a turbo to find its something cheap and simple to replace.