hi chaps, got a slight problem with my a4 avant s line 140 tdi,
returning home yesterday from shopping on a dual carriageway, my turbo gave up and went into limp mode.
i pulled over and turned car off, thinking it could be the veins sticking as i have had this problem before and this normally cured it, but no, it didnt.
i popped the bonnet and couldnt see anything wrong from above (was raining at the time so couldnt crawl under car), so had to limp back a mile home with the car kangarooing at first but really flat with a horrible wurring sound instead of a turbo whistle!
anyways, i let the car cool down and waited for the rain to let before going out and having a look.
car starts normal, and when you rev it the turbo kicks in but makes more of a woosh noise than before and generally the whole engine note is louder, sort of like a blown exhaust but not as bad.
the turbo unit was replaced 2 months ago for a brand new one with new oil feed pipes etc also and has only done about 1500 miles since.
i am guessing, or rather hoping its just an intercooler hose damaged, but because i have no ramps or lift access or vagcom for that matter i was hoping some of you lads could advise on what to check first and what the problem could possibly be from what i have described if possible!
thanks in advance, michael