You gonna chop it in when it's sorted then?
Current plan is no, there would be no point, I may as well keep it rather than just get into more debt..
Sorry to hear this mate... Same thing happened to me really.
Turbo impeller broke disintegrating into small bits, oil got into the motor, and caused havoc. White smoke was pouring out the back of my exhaust, it literall covered both sides of the road!
Items replaced on mine.
Big end bearings
Total repair bill including labour cost R30 000 ZAR approx 2700 GBP
I was lucky to get away with not having to rebore the inside of the one cylinder, the piston was measured and was also fine!
That list of parts is pretty much what D&W said it would need plus the rebore to recover the existing engine, Cost of labour is relatively low in ZA, and that is what is killing me over here, even with the guys doing me a deal..Would be twice as bad at least had I taken it to a dealer.
now i'm getting nervous!
turbo impeller breaks? ...just bad luck or down to modifications/pushing the car too hard? ...or all of the above!!
All of the above, had I done one thing differently (like warm the engine up before I booted it!) then I would have gotten away with it..
Car was stock standard.
Had I known how much cash it was going to cost I would have just replaced the engine from the start, but we were under the impression replacing the turbo would be fine, we had no idea of the internal damage.
That's why I'm going to bite the bullet and the whole thing done, there are two many potentially nasties still to find in the existing engine, and metal fragments could be anywhere..
Originally Posted by Squadrone Rosso
Not good news Glen
As we said (many times) on our trip last year, all you need is two little digits:-
As ever Simon, thanks for the fantastically helpful advice
He said a faster car!
It was fantastically quick, but given what I've now spent and will have to spend, I could have just gone and bought a V6 159 and just lived with the rubbish economy and stupid road tax.
The other thing that struck me was the size of the 1749 turbo, it's TINY; had I seen it before I don't think I would have pushed it so far, or at least replaced it before doing so, no-one (yet) has a repeatable solution for fitting a GTB2056 to a 1.9; I know others have done it but not without spending days and days on it..