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Hi there friends... i was recently driving my t5 tdi 104bhp 2006 van, whilst going up a slight hill the turbo seemed to vanished and the van lost any pull-power. No dashboard lights as came on, the engine sounded normal, no engine smoke, steam or sweat, or unusal sounds from the engine at the time. For the remaining 10 mile journey the van could barely accelarate and it plodded along until i reached my destination with no apparent turbo or pull! I my unknowledgeable assumptions were that the turbo was knackered!?
Anyway, 3 hours later i had to return home in my van and the turbo-pull re-appeared and all seemed fine again. Right from start up the turbo was present. Good revs, no warning lights, and i was able to pull and accelarate past other cars as per normal! Weird.

Only thing i have noticed is that i am blowing more black exhaust smoke than normal and even when its in reverse gear. I have had the intermittent black smoke previously and done all the standard servicing to sort this out i.e. changed air filter, plugs, oil change, put fuel cleaner in the diesel tank. It was fine for a while until recently the dreaded black smoke reappeared regularly.

Is there a link between the turbo issue i experienced and my black farty smoke??? Any ideas what my problem might be?

I would really appreciate some help and advice from you wise jedis out there!

Kindest regards. Mat. :confused: :eek:
 

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this sounds like the problem im just have its the vnt vains there getting stuck cheap easyer way to sort this is to get the innotec turbo cleaner kit you will need to remove the down pipe of the turbo to do the jod plan b would be to remover turbo unbolt the exhaust site where the vnt is located and take apart the vnt and clean with wire brush and sand paper where needed be very carefull undoing the 3 vnt bolts as they snap very easy trust me i know this has just happened to me and now im stuck with out my van :( so my advice would be try the first one first T:
 

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Mine did this at the start of the summer , sticking veins in turbo and the excessive smoke is the engine having a clear out , give it a good run and it will help , if it happens again , pull up and turn the ignition off then restart and all will be fine ! Do a search on here and you will see it happens quite a lot ! It might be worth checking your boost pipes and clips as they wear and make the system inefficient
 

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Just to update you... Got the problem sorted... I had a cracked intercooler pipe and I had to replace the whole unit. The van now runs like a dream. Turbo really pulls now and all black smoke has all gone on start up and throttle. So pleased! Downside-repairs cost me 400bucks. Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
 

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Just to update you... Got the problem sorted... I had a cracked intercooler pipe and I had to replace the whole unit. The van now runs like a dream. Turbo really pulls now and all black smoke has all gone on start up and throttle. So pleased! Downside-repairs cost me 400bucks. Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
How much is that in GBP ?
 
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