Recon the turbo
Recon the turbo
Not this chestnut again
DO NOT listen to everyone who says its the turbo. As per the link to the last thread its a costly mistake as i found out to listen to all the experts.
some make the noise and some dont
i even rang CR turbos and he thought it was quite amusing as he gets loads of income from this. He said usually there is nothing wrong with most of the turbos sent in for refurb
Start worrying when the car decides to go into limp mode and you get overboost codes from VCDS scan.
Mine does it between 1000 & 2000rpm. Actually quite like it! And won't be changing the turbo till I start getting overboost codes & even then I'll strip it down first
Most things that spin at figures approaching 1000 revolutions a second will make a bit of noise
Just thought i'd update this.....
18 months on and its still making the noise but working perfectly fine :)
So for anyone who stumbles on this with the same noisy turbo problem..... don't jump to the conclusion that your turbo is on its way out!
The last two posts some up this topic completely, damned if you do and damned if you don't. Has anyone recorded the noise? Does anyone get a noise when you come of accelerating and just drive at a steady 1400-1750 revs which goes as soon as you accelerate again?
I can record mine and bang it on youtube for you if you want?
In summary from what I've read, some of the seals on the turbo aren't the best and are prone to causing the siren noise. My mates 2.0tdi has a similar sound but much quieter. If you car goes into limp mode, and the noise is getting worse, then its time to get it checked out. I believe you can get a turbo refurb for around the £500-600 mark including labour?
Update from mine:
Started making a siren noise that you could hear from a few streets away, which made people turn around in the street thinking it was a police car.
Recon turbo was put on under warranty, has had a quiet siren noise like everyone describes and like my old one before it became really really loud, makes good power, still drives perfect.
Nothing to worry about, drive on till it gets ridiculously loud!
A mate of mine has just had a Leon 2.0tdi 170 mapped to something around the 210-220 mark apparently without doing any research whatsoever beforehand! The map was done by some random guy..... Judging by the way my mate drives, I think he'll be in the garage with a goosed car before long!
Fair play man :) are you 140 or 170? I only thought the 140 could handle up to 190 safely on stock internals??