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Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: ARGHHH New turbo req? pls no
It's always worth doing a quick check of all the various air pipes.....one of these falling off can dramatically affect performance - I once had a Vectra TD (I know, but I was running a breakers and got it dirt-cheap) and periodically the engine management light would come on and the performance was crap - after a few months, I found a small (about 2mm) pipe was disconnected from a rubber elbow - reconnected it and WOW! - I had a turbo, performance, no management light......I was so embarassed with myself for not spotting it earlier!
For a recon turbo, if it comes to that, have a look in the Auto-trader - usually several firms advertising. Usual suspects may have second-hand ones....tho I haven't!
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