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      01-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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turbo replacement, upgrade time?

right i had to be towed home this evening after the car lost power started whining etc. etc. so from the people ive spoken to it sounds like a new turbo is on the cards.

just wandered is an upgrade something i should look into? its a 2006 320d so the 163 engine

also any recommendations for garages around the wilmslow/cheshire area?
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      01-04-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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No. A remap would be better.
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      01-04-2013, 04:12 AM   #3
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let us know how much it costs as I think mine may be on its way too.
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How many miles has the car done?
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      01-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #5
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92k

i've had it for around 8k
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      01-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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towed to the garage today, awaiting a call in the morning :s
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      01-07-2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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fingers crossed for you! Interested to know how sort of money it comes to, what garage is at at? a specialist? Wonder where they source the replacement
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      01-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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i took it to a garage last night they have just called to say it is the turbo, just ringing around now to compare prices on where to get it done and which parts to use.

some saying a refurbed turbo will be fine, others saying only use garrett.

a chap from darren woods is calling me back shortly hopefully.
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      01-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #9
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1450 fully fitted from darren woods inc. vat

now normally id be happy to go for that as its brand new everything and i know there work is bang on.
but as im out of work at the minute and cant claim back the vat or anything thats a little more than my pocket will allow so im looking at refurb units.

has anyone got experience with a reputable company that sell refurbs?

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      01-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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I know of a fella that got a recon unit and it lasted a week, the company at the other end suggested it was fitted wrong.

Personally i would go for a new one and stick it in myslef and save on labour.

if the recon turbo does go it can cause serious issues.

Garrett do not sell recon kits for their VNT units so this speaks volumes to me.

As Garrett dont make the kits they probably come from China which is bad news 9 times out of 10
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      01-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #11
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Scrappy? surely there must be other 320d's with sub 50k miles/younger than yours.

partsgateway is worth a punt
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      01-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #12
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ive gone for a recon from essex turbos, comes with a 2 year guarantee and was 550 inc. vat as opposed to 1100 which for now helps me a lot

and the chap on the phone was very useful as well, i think he was called andy.
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