Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sligo, Ireland.
No, haven't touched it, but it is a reconditioned one from Alfa, been in it since 2009, and to be honest, I don't recall it ever running right, but other issues have always distracted me from concentrating on it, so my thinking is, and as you have mentioned yourself, reconditioned turbos are only as good as the man doing the job, that it was not properly calibrated in the beginning. If so, is it possible that the vanes are opening in an incorrect, incomplete manner, this is where your experience is better than my ignorance. I have no idea as to whether the rod opens the vanes or closes them, whether there are 2 stages to the vanes or more. BTW, fuel consumption is down to 33, which is horrific, 45-49 has been the norm since it left the factory. The bottom turbo hose, which had a leak, was replaced last week with a samco, and fuel consumption which was poor, is much worse since. And if anything I am driving it easy, because it is so frustrating giving it a bit of welly. So question is, could the turbo rod calibration be responsible ?