I know this topic will spark all sorts of debate but anyhoo...
It is looking likely that the bearing on my turbo may have had its life expectancy shortened due to various reasons and is contributing to the problems I have been having with my car.
I am considering a pre-emptive turbo replacement but do not want to go big turbo route as I am happy enough with the power of the car (it has been remapped) and ultimately looking for reliability.
Just looking for opinions and options really, got a price for a replacement K04 from Audi for around £700 inc vat. For that money I would consider a hybrid but unsure of the pros and cons of such a turbo.
Reliability is key here so do I go std turbo (albeit try to source more cheaply than a stealer) or a hybrid and what would I get for my money?
While we are at it, I am also looking to remove and clean out the oil feed pipe to the turbo as I think this (and the AVS service intervals) have contributed to the problems I have. Can anyone with experience of this on an S3 give me a heads up on where it is and anything I should look out for when trying to remove/refit it?