I'm after some advice relating to my noisey turbo.
The symptoms that I'm experiencing are a loud squeal in 1st and 2nd gear and now occasionally in 3rd along with a small amount of smoke when I boot it. It's also starting to faintly squeal when idling.
I've been told by two different independent specialists that my turbo probably needs replacing at a cost of at least £1200 and it's not adviseable to go for a recon. The cynic in me thinks that it's probably in their best interest to fit a new one as they will probably keep the broken one and get the cash for it
A few questions...
Will a recon turbo be generally ok? I'll probably keep the car for no more than 2 more years so it doesn't need to last forever.
Secondly, does anyone know anywhere in the north west preferably within a 30 mile radius of Manchester that will remove and either repair mine or source and fit a recon? I don't want to have to remove it, send it to be repaired and then get it re-fitted.
Thirdly I've noticed that there are 2 different types of turbo for the 200Bhp Brera,
2.4 JTDm, 552000560 BorgWarner BV50 and 55208456 Garrett GTB20V VNT, will either fit?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.