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Bang. Smoke. Grating sound.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Liquidblue, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Liquidblue
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    [Nov 17, 2011]
    I was just booting my 2005 Sportback (2.0tdi 140 Sport remapped to 180) up a dual carriageway, stretching third gear out, when there was a bang, loss of some power, and loads of white smoke billowing out of the back.

    Pulled over just to check I wasn't on fire!

    Anyone had anything similar? Is it an exhaust problem or a blown turbo or something?

    Thanks
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  3. S3AMK20VT
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    [Nov 17, 2011]
    Turbo
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    Cheers buddy - any idea how much a regular garage will charge to fix a new one?
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    [Nov 17, 2011]
    yep does sound like the turbo has shat its self tbh not sure how much they are to replace tho
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    Around 150 mark. Make sure you get the intercooler and pipework cleaned out. Might want to do an oil change too
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    150 your having a laugh that would be mates rates to supply and fit turbo i would think around 500 plus audi prices over a grand
    check for boost pipe coming off and if you have to go new would go hybrid best thing ive ever done
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    How much would you be looking at to upgrade to a hybrid? what else is needed
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    £830 fitted with a reconditioned one a few year ago for me!

    If the're 150 fitted i'll take 3 now to 'stock pile'.
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    pmd you lew
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    Exact same thing happened to me.
    The turbo blew and ripped the Boost pipe off, a big bang and loads of white smoke.

    It cost me £850 for a reconditioned turbo and new boost pipe, inc fitting.
    Bought the turbo from Midland Turbo
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    turbo techincs i got my hybrid from £550 trade

    looking at £100 - £150 fitting

    oil and gaskets aswell.
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    Can you just send your turbo to them in the post ? or you gotta get there. Might get mine done soon as I have the money
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    have you checked the boost pipes are all on? that can cause a pop and smoke. has to be worth a punt
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    All checked. Turbo definitely blown. Confirmed by Mr RAC man. Done a cash deal with the garage for them to take it off my hands as was looking to sell anyway

    AH well, life happens
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    midland turbos are very good to recon your old unit they will collect from you.

    turbo techics will collect from you as well
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    as the turbo has gone, its a good excuse to go hybrid
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    He's said the car has gone lads, traded in for cash monies!![​IMG]
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