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Turbo help/advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Robertson., Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Robertson.
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    Robertson. New Member

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    Hello folks

    Yesterday my turbo (Not physically confirmed only judged) let go in a heap of dark grey smoke as I came off a roundabout and accelerated onto the dual carriage way. Just as I pulled up the 'low engine oil' warning message appeared on the dash screen and I shut off the engine. This message also appeared three weeks ago and since I have topped up it has been gradually decreasing again until this event. The engine is a 2.0TDi 140PD on 60,000 miles.

    Who else have had a similar failure, what costs were involved and was the problem completely resolved?

    Furthermore does anyone recommend a service exchange turbo (any specific companies) or a brand new one.

    Many thanks on any help provided.
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    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Have you lost any power mate? The reason I asked is in my old a3 diesel the same happened to me only I lost power aswell and it was the turbo. cost new turbo plus Labour and exhaust removed and cleaned was a aprox a grand if I remember rightly, but you want to go and get it checked out professionally just to make sure it is the turbo hope this helps and good luck
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  3. Robertson.
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    Robertson. New Member

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    Yes I lost all power too.
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    mike foster Fossie

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    New (recon) turbo required.
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    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    yea as above your turbo's nackered mate I found when I replaced my turbo there wasn't much difference in the price for new turbo rather that a recon and I got a 2 year warranty with the new one
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