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Turbo Popped

Post by whabba » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:21 am

Good morning guys.
as the heading says i had a really horrible experience yesterday as my turbo went.
i'm looking for a good second hand one if anyone knows someone with one that doesnt want a cars price for it. that will be highly appreciate i know there are a few guys that did bt upgrades. the one in the for sale section is sold the one selling for R1100.

thank you very much
i believe when refitting the replacement i have to clean all the boost pipes and inter cooler? anything else i should do when replacing
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by [email protected] » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:25 am

whabba wrote:Good morning guys.
as the heading says i had a really horrible experience yesterday as my turbo went.
i'm looking for a good second hand one if anyone knows someone with one that doesnt want a cars price for it. that will be highly appreciate i know there are a few guys that did bt upgrades. the one in the for sale section is sold the one selling for R1100.

thank you very much
i believe when refitting the replacement i have to clean all the boost pipes and inter cooler? anything else i should do when replacing
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by Killerwatt » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:34 am

It would also help to know what car it is.
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Post by NHB_R » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:39 am

Now you can upgrade turbo and intercooler.
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Post by whabba » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:42 am

Killerwatt: sorry its a Jetta 4 tdi, last week i had to change the maf and it seems with the normal airflow and boost restored it was a bit to much for the turbo and she went.

[email protected]: ya thats true, and recon is that also considered cheap way around.
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Post by dazza » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:23 pm

I replied on your other thread regarding the stock turbo. On the replacement route I would suggest you buy a new Turbo and fit. You will need to flush the cooler and clean the boost pipes and also do a full oil service with sump service to ensure the oil pickup is not restricted.

If you are not very mechanical then I would suggest you have the car repaired by someone trustworthy.
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by whabba » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:46 pm

hi dazza
thank you i saw your reply and responded. i have a mech thats pretty good i will definitely be using him to replace the turbo for me.
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by tdnaicker » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:30 pm

Are you 100% sure they turbo is gone.

I had white/blue smoke pouring out the back of my car.

Turned out to be the engine breather pipe that was blocked.

I have 345 000 on my car with 45 000 on software and she is still boosting strong.
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Post by whabba » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:01 pm

ya i think it is gone cause you can hear things inside the turbo, sounds like broken pieces when the car idles. perhaps i need to remove the turbo and check. how will i know with the turbo removed though
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by tdnaicker » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 pm

The hard part is removing the turbo.

Once it is out you can check for play on the shaft. In your case you can open the clamps that hold the cold side to the hot side and have a look at the CHRA.

I know that the CHRA is available aftermarket , just not sure who are the best people to buy from.

You don't want to end up with a chineses POS that grenades in 3 months.

Gaby at Fastec can rebuild and cost depends on damage.

You could buy a new turbo but the exhaust and compressor housings rarely get damaged , so in essence you are buying a new turbo for the CHRA anyway.

I suppose the warranties and the fact that is balanced should count for something.
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Post by SoDub » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:07 pm

Please also make sure they install a new oil feed and oil return line.
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Post by [email protected] » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:10 pm

VeeDubbed wrote:Please also make sure they install a new oil feed and oil return line.
No need for that ,Sorry for my ignorance but why?
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by whabba » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:36 pm

howzit gents.

tdnaicker: i'm buying a Borg Warner turbo brand new for 4k from another guy its still brand new and unused. he bought for his car and sadly crashed it before he could fit it. thanks for your reply though.

Veedubbed: i'll ask the mechie to test if its blocked or something though and if not i'll use the same.

[email protected]: lol i dont know as much as you guys about this but am pretty sure at the end of all this i'll be clued up lol.

tnx for your replies guys
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Re: Turbo Popped

Post by SoDub » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:09 pm

[email protected] wrote:
VeeDubbed wrote:Please also make sure they install a new oil feed and oil return line.
No need for that ,Sorry for my ignorance but why?
I would do it just to be safe. On an old oem turbo system with that kind of mileage I would. You should have seen the kink in my return pipe after a turbo pop.
maybe it was just my car that was angry! heheh - Also who knows what deposits have built up in the feed over the years?
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Post by EARLYBIRD » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi we have had a recon turbo fitted and there is still no boost power. Checked the turbo and it was tested twice and found to be in full working order. Any suggestions on a 1.9 tdi GOLF ?
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Post by panic-mechanic » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:32 pm

1.9 tdi's have been available since 1999 or thereabouts. There are at least 3-4 different variations of the engines and all with differing methods of boost regulation So just popping into an old thread with no spec of which vehicle you are talking it is impossible to even begin to answer.
But the most obvious - have you checked all the boost pipes. what else did you remove when you took the turbo off.
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Post by Rudi46 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:42 pm

EARLYBIRD wrote:Hi we have had a recon turbo fitted and there is still no boost power. Checked the turbo and it was tested twice and found to be in full working order. Any suggestions on a 1.9 tdi GOLF ?
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