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The pfoemobile has died! Help please #1621776
12/06/2018 19:38
12/06/2018 19:38
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The smoking area
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It's been a dramatic few days capped off by my 2008 Jetta TDI spitting it's turbo at speed!

My question to you is; is it worth replacing the turbo and taking a punt on a dead engine or just relegate it to the great scrapheap in the sky.
Would be a shame as she's a beauty!


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Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621778
12/06/2018 20:04
12/06/2018 20:04
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That's bad news pfoe.
Not sure what to advise?
My 1985 Jetta GT Special I suspect went skyward many moons ago!
Still, I remember its great handling, build quality, Zender spoiler kit and special paint job with youthful affection.

Hopefully a positive solution will reach out to you.


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Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621787
13/06/2018 07:25
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These turbos are relatively inexpensive to buy or get rebuilt. If the engine hasn't swallowed any metal just replace and carry on?

Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621795
13/06/2018 10:35
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Drain the oil through a sieve, look for metal...



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Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621874
15/06/2018 19:50
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Update!

Today I found out the engine still runs :-)

Bought a new car today. 2014 Leon FR tech for a bargain £8k

Now the question is; repair the turbo and sell on or sell as a repair.


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Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621875
15/06/2018 19:51
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Great shout on it being inexpensive to change. I could likely do it myself to be fair.

Also, sieving the oil is top of the list!


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Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe] #1621876
15/06/2018 19:55
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Glad to hear it’s not dead, you’d get more if it was running with a replacement turbo. Enjoy your Leon thumb


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