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Think my turbo's died - how can I confirm?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MarkA3, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. MarkA3
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    [Jul 14, 2010]
    Hi all, sorry my first post is requesting help!
    I have an A3 2.0 TDI (53 plate) which has covered 103,000 miles. Earlier today while pulling away and accelerating in 2nd gear (approx. 2,000-2,500rpm), I heard a pop and noticed quite a bit of smoke in the rear view mirror. After this the car has very little power which keeps cutting in and out causing a very slow juddery drive. No warning lights are on.
    I was just wondering if there is anything I can do, with my limited mechanical know-how, that will confirm what exactly the problem is?
    All suggestions welcome, cheers!
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    hmm, it could be anything. It would be worth getting a VCDS scan to see if it's anything else.

    Where are you located in case someone else lives close that can help you by scanning it for you
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    Thanks for the reply, I have a vag-com cable but won't be able to scan it til tomorrow evening as my friend has borrowed it. I'll post the results as soon as.
    I've had a look under the bonnet and can't see anything obvious, no leaks, all fluids still at correct level.

    Any other things I can do in the meantime?
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    [Jul 14, 2010]
    blown a boost pipe off?
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    Not that I can see Matt, everything looks connected. Cheers for the suggestion.
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    [Jul 14, 2010]
    Mines at awesome tomorrow to get rid of James Galway...Sick of his fuckin flute playing. Brand new garrett going on & sending the other to CR for a refurb.

    Mine did go into limp mode yesterday, but i was racing an Alpina cab & an M3 at the time
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