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was driving along yesterday and noticed the turbo making a bit of a squeeling noise , 5 mins later the noise got much louder and loss of power . so limped the van back home and removed the turbo to find the shaft to have around 5mm of play . so i now need either my turbo reconditioned or a replacement .

can anybody recomend me a cheap/good place to get it done or supply an exchange , preferbly in the berkshire/oxon/hampshire areas as its my only vechicle and i need it back on the road pretty desparate .

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Yep.........CR a very good company. I have used Turbo Tecknics at Brackmills, Northants if New Milton is a bit too far to travel or post it.:D:D
 

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thanks T: i've spoken to both of them , waiting for cr to call back .

i'll give them till tommorow dinnertime , if not its on its way to turbo technics although they can't identify it from the numbers i've got from it . apparantly i've a tag missing from the turbo .

been quoted some big prices while phoning round today :eek:

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When you do get it back and working...........look after it. Nice clean fresh oil every 10k and use a full synthetic oil. Allow your turbo to warm up slowly in a morning and same applies after a good thrash along a m-way -but in reverse- allow it to cool down for a few minutes before stopping engine. Dont screech up to a garage and stop instantly to fill 'er up wi' diesel....ease off the throttle 3 miles before the garage or the stop and drive slowly allowing the turbo to cool and the oil to cool as well.
It when the turbo is steaming red-hot and the oil flow stops when you switch off that the damage is done, hot shaft sits on bearings and cooks the oil = bearing stress = premature turbo failure !!A:A:A:
 

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yes dad ;)

its had two oil changes in the approx 18k i've had it , i've been using the pd specific stuff from vw and always let it warm up or cool down . just suprised me how quickly it failed . from a slight noise to death in a couple of miles at round town speeds . no smoke , no loss of power that i had noticed until the noise started .

just hoping this is the last thing to go wrong for a while , thats a clutch , gear linkage , waterpump , droplinks and intercooler in the last 4 months , as well as a top end rebuild last year !!

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just wandering if you have had any quotes back as im in need of a new turbo as well mines gone ka bang so a rebuild might be a better option T:
 

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£614+vat from europarts is the cheapest exchange at the moment , special order apparantly , will hopefully get some more knocked of when if i go there though !

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sorry that europarts price was wrong was actualy £740 got quoted for the wrong one .

cr can do one for £715 + vat , or repair if possible for between £265-£395 . so gonna run mine in for them to take a look at to see if it is repairable which he dos'nt sound to hopefull on , if not pick the new one up while i'm there monday .

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is a joke really , vw want around 1200 .

when i worked at a merc specialist , i used to pay just over 500 for a new turbo from mercedes for a sprinter or vito , same varible vane type turbo that seem to last a hell of a lot longer than whats fitted to a t5 .

i just console myself that i've only the gearbox to worry about now , its about the only thing thats not new or rebuilt !

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is a joke really , vw want around 1200 .

when i worked at a merc specialist , i used to pay just over 500 for a new turbo from mercedes for a sprinter or vito , same varible vane type turbo that seem to last a hell of a lot longer than whats fitted to a t5 .

i just console myself that i've only the gearbox to worry about now , its about the only thing thats not new or rebuilt !

steve
What about hybrid turbos? Aren't they cheaper? (I mean can't they get picked up second hand cheaper...)
 

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i collect it tommorow now mate , did'nt arrive today :(

decided i might as well replace the exhaust gasket at the same time after trawling the net looking at everybodys turbo troubles . seems a another common fault and i may as well get that day while the turbo is out the way .

not quite as easy as bolting any old second hand hybrid turbo mate , it would have to have been built specificly for the engine !
 

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dos'nt look to bad with the turbo and heatshield out the way , so hoping to keep all my knuckle skin hopefully :D

but then the alternator did'nt look to bad to get off either and was bit of a pain , have vw tried to make as many bolts etc as difficult to get to/see as possible on these engines ?

may as well wear a blindfold when working on it , as you can never see anything anyway !

i now have the turbo , but my exhaust manifold gasket dos'nt arrive till tommorow .
don't think the turbo is a recon , but brand new unit which came in from belgium which is apparantly the cheapest place to get them for anybody looking for one .

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Yep I remember the arms deep inside the bowels of the engine bay working by touch. I took both front wheels off, had it as high up in the air as possible, etc with wheel arch liners out of the way, belly pan off, and its still a sod -of-a-job. Could not take grill and rad off because it would mean having to break into aircon system and having that recharged (if you have one ??) Gert a mate to help if you can, may just help to get the first bolts back in proper.

Dont know what turbo you have got there, OEM is either a KKK or a Garrett. Cheap does not necessarily equate to quality, put some clean oil down the turbo oil feed before you fit it, helps on start up when the oil pressure is a bit low.
Good luck.
 

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Hi,

I thought I might have to have a recon turbo (1999.88bhp2.5tdiT4)and this place said if I/someone else, could take it off and fit it again, post it to them and they'd test it and clean it, which often is all that may be required.

Cost around £175 if they could mend mine.

They seem really fair and the chap that recomended them said they were trustworthy.
(he sends stuff to them all the time)

www.reconditionedturbo.com


Hope this is of use.
 
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