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#1621776 - 12/06/2018 21:38 The pfoemobile has died! Help please
pfoe Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2006
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Loc: The smoking area
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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#1621778 - 12/06/2018 22:04 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
Brilly1uk Offline
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Registered: 20/04/2012
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Loc: Glos
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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#1621787 - 13/06/2018 09:25 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
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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?
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#1621795 - 13/06/2018 12:35 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
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Drain the oil through a sieve, look for metal...
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#1621874 - 15/06/2018 21:50 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
pfoe Offline
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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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#1621875 - 15/06/2018 21:51 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
pfoe Offline
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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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#1621876 - 15/06/2018 21:55 Re: The pfoemobile has died! Help please [Re: pfoe]
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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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