i can only speak highly of turbo refurbs below link of one of the best i would say because they are hand built with good parts chances are better than stock at 1/4 the price ,SO I 've just been told my turbo needs replacing after all the other parts were replaced. Apparently, the low boost pressure only manifests itself after the cracked inlet manifold, replaced timing kit, head de-coke (and skim), new clutch (while the front was off to save cost!) and new sensors like MAP etc.
So from an expected bill of around 2,700, I'm looking at 4 grand and that's with a reduction in the labour. I would have scrapped it if I'd known this would totalize the way it has but now I'm in so deep I have little choice but to go to the bitter end of this odyssey.
Three(ish) questions if you can good folk:
a) Is a factory turbo really 1k ?
b) I've gone for a re-conditioned unit for around 680 plus labour - was that a risky move?
c) Admitting only a general description of 'low boost pressure' and all the related sensors tested and correct - is that always terminal for a turbo unit? Could removal, inspection, and parts possibly have renovated it without recourse to renewal? Are some causes possible to repair cheaply? I suppose I'm asking if the garage is going the nuclear route without fully exploring options - desperation Stakes here!
Thanks for any consolation hugs here - the car's been in the works for seven weeks and it will be eight before I see it again. A nicotine-stained VAG saloon has been my courtesy car, and while solid, it hasn't exactly been fun.