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Turbo Blew Damaging Engine - New or cleaned intercooler?

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Our 159ti 2.4 recently blew its turbo damaging 2 pistons so we are having the short end replaced entirely and replacing 2 damaged valves.

Our much respected mechanic insists we replace the Inter Cooler, Oil Cooler & Inlet Manifold as to remove any risk of logded turbo debris entering the repaired engine.

This is completely logical and the best course of action; however when the extra £1000.00+ for these parts is not available and he is being insistent in replacing the two coolers I'm somewhat inclined to replace these myself over time once we get the car back (before the restart of course).

My question is to all you budding enthusiasts is; has anyone had their intercooler & oilcoolers simply cleaned out following a turbo failure or is just not worth the risk?

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I would pay him to do the whole lot; if you have problems after the rebuild he will only blame the problems on the fact you didn't replace all the parts he told you to, or that it's down to your dodgy work and not his, and hence not his problem.
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I wouldn't for a minute consider holding him responsible for future problems if I completed the works nor would I consider my work to be dodgy! My question is new coolers v cleaned (re-coed) coolers.
Thanks for your response and as you'll no doubt agree new parts in this case are the obvious choice.
They majority of pennies I'd be saving will be on labor and parts mark up.
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Ive been donig this for a little while now
I will not use a old oil cooler on a new or s hand engine
you can not clean them out
ive seen many engines damaged from companys
using old oil coolers steam cleaned out etc

Ref the inter cooler the turbo shaft has broken and
bits are every where

Its pointless to bolt that to a
good engine
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I wouldn't for a minute consider holding him responsible for future problems if I completed the works nor would I consider my work to be dodgy! My question is new coolers v cleaned (re-coed) coolers.
Thanks for your response and as you'll no doubt agree new parts in this case are the obvious choice.
They majority of pennies I'd be saving will be on labor and parts mark up.
I'm not for one second calling you or your workmanship dodgy mate, I don't know you and considering I wouldn't know where to start with doing that job, you obviously know far more than me. I'm just trying to point out that say you had a problem with the work the mechanic did (eg on the turbo he replaced or something) after you had replaced the other parts and started the car, he could either blame the problem on the your workmanship or the quality of the parts you used, etc etc...
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No offense taken v-kash and you make a very valid point; thanks.

We've decided the smart option is to leave it in the trusted hands of AHM and swallow the extra costs knowing it will all be done to a very high standard.

Cant wait to get her back, tidy her up & fix those damn squeeky brakes with a new set of discs.
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