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The cost of that there hose !

After buying my GT JTDM last year I was pleased with the MPG return per tank of approx 43mpg. Then after a couple of months I noticed the car felt a tiny bit 'lumpy' low down, but had a remap done shortly after and that seemed to help a bit.

Another couple of months later I noticed the engine was sounding 'louder' and my mpg was down to about 36mpg. Then one month ago 'WHOOOOSHHH'... that was the noise coming from the engine whenever the turbo tried to kick in... blown lower turbo pipe !.

So ordered one from Autolusso (silicone).... peeing with rain when I received it.... my local mech offered to fit for 35, no brainer. So all on for about 80 and kept my clothes dry too. Car is now quieter, has more punch and up to about 45mpg.

So the true cost was the parts & labour plus me driving the car with a slowing diminishing turbo pipe for months (that was helped on its way by a remap no doubt) burning more fuel than I should have.

Moral of the story... get that there hose replaced as soon as !... the cost may be more than you think.
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