156 JTD 1.9 turbo gone?
Hello, looks like my 1999 alfa (186000km) has joined the long list of those with malfunctioning turbos. Took it to my dealer here in France and the said the Turbo needed replacing (for 1100 Euros) guessing that's 700-800 pounds. Had a look at some other posts suggesting cleaning the Vanes (KEVJTD), really several dimensions above my spanner ambitions and capabilities.
Should I cough up for the turbo or is there anything else I should check. Car works but can only get about 90 mph 140-150 mph and acceleration is modest and uneven. Need at least 2000 rpm before it even starts accelerating. Last year I had the same problem which was resolved by replacing all the diesel filter. this year, no such luck.
Finally, how long can I run this car with no turbo! will it do the car any further harm....