hi guys i have a r reg a4 1.9tdi 90 bhp model 1 z engine. done 171,000 miles
i was on my way home on sat from cornwall, when i pulled in to the services at strensam on m5.
i did as normal let the car tick over for a bit before i switched it off.
Came back to the car went to drive out the services noticed that the car would not rev above 1700 rpm then started missing. there was no smoke or anything to start with just the smell of unburnt diesel. then in the end after trying to rev it it did smoke, hard to say wot colour as it was dark.
never had any tool with me, seamed like it was a fuel problem. rang the aa breakdown , they came and checked fuel filter a load of brown gunk in bottom of filter tried cleaning it out, put it back no luck still the same.
then aa man said comon prob on these is the turbo, he removed hose felt impellar it turns real slow i have to agree it is tight. will turn with my figer moving it but not spin as such.
do turbos go on this model, recovery man said he had never herd of it before
but if the turbo is u/s will the car still run????? as it wont even start now im £357 quid lighter after being on the back of there recovery wagon.
im off to buy a new fuel filter later on see if that helps then if thats not good
im not sure wot to do next .............help