Not been a great day, calling the AA in the morning!

Geoffads

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So I get a few hundred yards from home, suddenly theres a loud bang almost like a gunshot. Plumes of smoke (white I think) from the rear, loss of power and sounding very rough. Roll it onto the drive and there's oil peeing from underneath. Not very optimistic about what the garage are going to tell me when they see it. I'm guessing parts of the turbo are now in the engine.

Que sera, good excuse to work from home for a few days.
 

leshkin

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Oh dear, that sounds very expensive! Hope you get it sorted.
 

Geoffads

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I'm not expecting much change out of 2k. It's with them now and only time will tell, they're really busy so fitting it in between other jobs. Luckily my brother hasn't got round to selling his Octavia yet so I'm using that for a week.
 
This sounds like what happened to my old car and it was the because the turbo has s*** itself :unhappy: Was a good excuse at the time for me to put a uprated turbo on my car. That was the plan but that happening sped up the process lol. Hope it doesn't cost you too much to get sorted bud.

Ross
 

Geoffads

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Been to the garage, porous cylinder head was the problem. They're working out the full price but its not going to be pretty. I'm guessing reconditioned Cylinder heads are not advisable?

Going to open a nice bottle of rum that I was saving for christmas.
 

Geoffads

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Yeah it's a 57 plate 2.0 A3 tdi. Don't remember everything he said really, think it was the porous head that has just caused the turbo vanes to corrode over time and whilst investigating how badly everything had gone wrong they found the head issue. It dumped half the oil on my drive and the other half on their workshop floor. Two of the four holes on the back of cylinder were shiny and two were matte, can't recall which he said was normal and which were the compromised ones.
 

Geoffads

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Yeah was losing water, but not at a consistent rate. Have had to top it up about 3 times in the last month or so, fine before that.
 
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T8DPR

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porous head... on a 57 plate???

it was common on the early ones, its just damn bad luck if yours ended up with an earlier head before first sale
 

Geoffads

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Yeah really unlucky, all sorted now though. Drives really well and enjoying it. Spent so much on it this year now I've got to keep it, so looking to get leather seats and nice headunit with reversing camera.
 
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