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Cost of a new turbo fitted?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by martyboy, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. martyboy
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    hi, as some of you may know, my turbo has went :mad:
    now the garage has told me that the cheapest they can get me a new turbo for is £1000, so plus fitting im going to be out of pocket by about £1500.
    im no expert in these matters, but that does seem slightly expensive to me!
    what do you guys think?
    cheers
    marty
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    You would be near enough cheaper doing a turbo upgrade for that money!

    I am not overly sure though on those prices - who quoted you?
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    i would get an uprated turbo mate, pay a little bit more but you then get a much better turbo!
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    I managed to get mine done for £600 all in. Got a recon turbo from Turbo Solutions for £380 in exchange for the broken one that was on my car and the a local garage fitted it for £220. :yes:
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    Drawback of fitting uprated turbo would be the need for a new uprated clutch
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    cant afford anything else right now matey, thats me wiped out now!!! :mad:
    baby on its way in a few weeks, so most of my money is being spent for me at the moment! ;)
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    I've been quoted around £750 for a recon turbo including labour. Thats from an Audi independant garage in West Mids. That is for a 2.0TDI.

    I have been told that Audi main dealers will charge btween £1400 to £2200 for a new turbo.
    Regards,

    Matt
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    the turbo ive been quoted for is £1K plus change for a new one and then labour, totalling around £1500 the nice man at the garage said!
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    [Jun 22, 2009]
    Audi are v expensive for turbo replacement out of warranty, in the order of £2,200. You can get a new turbo for about £350 on exchange from t'interweb and pay a good mechanic about 4-6 hours work to fit it.
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    my turbo has gone too and went get a price for re-con turbo £395 pull £160 fit it because its 4hour job at 40 an hour, what has gone on your turbo??
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    [Jun 24, 2009]
    I got a spare Turbo now

    its reconditioned and was put on the car but never run because i bought a brand new one which turned up a day after this one arrived.

    They wont take it back either as i fitted it to the car but i wanted the new one on as opposed to the recondtiioned one.

    £300 if anyone wants it :D

    It's for the 2.0 TDI model (my engine code is BKD) - i can get the part no if anyone needs it!

    HTH
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    It's not 4 hours - we fitted 2 turbos to mine in less than 4 hours.

    To change the turbo over will take around 2 hours if you have he right tools:

    8 bolts, 2 bolts hold the heat sheild, 4 bolts on the metal pipe, exhaust downpipe off, air pipe off, oil pipe off and theres a skinny black pipe!

    Change 3 gaskets (exhaust manifold and the two on either side of the metal pipe) and screw it back on.

    Its easier if you take te driveshaft out too (5 min job)

    My mechanic and i done mine in around 2hours with air tools and we serviced it too and We also cleaned out the oil pipe and the intercooler.

    It's not really a hard job - just fidley and a tight sqeeze!
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    [Sep 11, 2009]
    Hi, i've just had a new Turbo on my 2.0TDi, on a 53 plate.
    Was a BOSCH specialisty garage in Swinton Manchester
    all incost of £862.50 inc VAT and fitting - they gave me a £150 discout off teh Turbo RRP apparently!:greyrs4:
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    I paid £150ish labour for mine inc servicing, flushing out the intercooler.

    Still have a spare brand new reconed turbo for sale if anyone is after one :D

    £300 under warranty too
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