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A3 Tdi TURBO Question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mackers, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mackers
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    [Mar 16, 2012]
    hi all, i have a mate who's turbo has just gone on her 90BHP A3 TDi, it's a "X"Reg any ideas where she can get a cheap replacement ideally a STD one, as she's just had a kid and wants to keep the car on the road.
    Many thanks for your inputs in advance.
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  3. BuckleyTDI
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    [Mar 16, 2012]
    could i just ask how you know the turbo has gone, has it been confirmed by a garage to be the turbo?

    james
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    [Mar 17, 2012]
    aye..... garage confirmed it, what price could she be looking at
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    The problem you are going to have here is it is not a cheap fix, and not worth doing on the cheap.

    These turbo's have a tendansey to seize/ get clogged. What you could try is breakeryard.com or carsparefinder.co.uk, you put in all your details of what you are looking for and breakers come back to you with parts & prices.

    Just make sure you ask them if the wastegate arm moves freely (up & down about 20mm either way) as it easier to replace the whole wastgate & turbo in one go, as the wastegate maybe the reason the turbo has gone.
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    turbos only seize when starved of oil , this is why you should change oil reg and use good oil.
    or the bearing breaks so turbo dont spin .
    just find a good secound hand turbo , put your fingers on the blad and make sure it dont wobble just spins freely .
    the worst car i changed turbo on was pug 405 bought another car just for turbo then scraped car , cheep
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