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    servicing my own turbo

    hi my turbo is blowing oil, and iv been told it needs replacing, im considering servicing it myself. has anyone done this before can i get some advice as to how hard a job it is how long it will take.

    also im tring to find out what make the tubo is i think its a garret iv read that thats what audi use.

    my car is a 54 reg 1.9 130bhp.


    thanks for any help please feel free to ask if more info is available

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    When you say service it, do you mean actually taking it apart and rebuilding the bearings etc? If so, then I think it's a specialist job, and probably best left to the experts.

    If you mean, can you unbolt the old one, and bolt a new one in its place, then I don't see why not if you're handy with spanners and penetrating fluid!

    I've never changed a turbo on a car, though have done a tractor a couple of times! Access and rusty bolts will be the biggest headache on an A4 I should think.
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    I work for Honeywell which used to be NGL (normalair garrett ltd) we still build turbos although mainly for aircraft, there is a very sophisticated balancing system used to spin the turbo's at very high speeds in a special oil fed rig, and the vanes are balanced by grinding away tiny pieces until its balanced perfectly, ok for me to get my turbo's rebuilt and set up properly, but sorry to anyone else!!!!! So, NO its not a diy job.

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    easy to change , but servicing the actual turbo is as already said specialist work only .

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    thanks for your replys guys, question answered i can put that idea to bed, thanks again. looks like its a refurbished one.

 

 

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