if there is only oil in intercooler pipe from what u said about smoke oil got into the exhast side too so id go with my thoughts of a snapped shaft.......turbo should be able to be rebuilt, new bearings (these are cheap) new shaft n wheel and piston rings and a new compressor wheel if its damaged if not it can be re used
Thanks Gary, Guessing Turbo may be repairable then, but is it economic to do so?
Oh gosh.. Hydrolocked? How did that happen? Blown something and coolant leaked into the cylinder? But then how did that happen?
I Guess the term is probably "oil-locked" and Pud has answered the question really
Probably turbo oil feed has leaked through the broken turbo and into the inlet tract, in enough quantities to hydrolock the engine. You're lucky you didn't get run-on.
There may have been for a few seconds, as soon as I got the car into a lay-by I killed the ignition and there was still noise, by the time I got it back into gear to try and kill it, it was already dead..Not sure how catahasprophic this is; i.e. better or worse than a cambelt failure, I'm guessing worse..
i suspect its oil.........with the intercooler pipe been full
Yes this is looking like the culprit..
Thanks for that, will obviously need to check that it's the same one, but that's a lot less for a new one that I was expecting.. On the boost, from memory after the remap it was 1.6 bar indicated, but I suspect that mythical Mango's resistor mod may have been a contributing factor as it would have pushed the turbo even harder, shortening the life even further..
Hope its no worse than a turbo failure (Bad enough anyway)! Being in the same job, i believe the AA patrol did exactly the right thing and not attempt anything! I'm sure you told him the symptoms and he made a correct decision to help you get it to a garage. Very professional. Good luck with the repairs matey.
Yeah, the 2nd time in 10 years I've called out the AA and both times they've been faultless..
Thanks again everyone for the positive thoughts, I probably won't know for definite until later this afternoon what the damage is and what my options are..