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Hi there,
You mentioned a strip and clean of the VNT turbo over the vane mechanism.
I just wondered if this is something you had done professionally and if so you could give an indication of cost.
I've had a few episodes over the last year with intermittent dropping into limp mode that Im convinced are due to lack of use, short runs and sedate driving through changed circumstances during covid that clear when I get some longer higher speed runs with the engine working harder in.

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Adam - many thanks for taking the time to reply with detail. Learning more about this all the time....

By tweaking the vanes do you mean further adjustment of the actuator rod?
I'm beginning to wonder whether I have a leak, which is only showing up at higher revs - God knows how I'm going to find that!
Gerry - I followed a couple of tutorials on the web to get the turbo cleaned out. I did it myself and it was fine in the end but the only thing I would say is to be very careful with the bolts which hold the vnt mechanism into the housing - they're small and break easily which can cause you a world of pain! Use plenty of heat, tighten/loosen movements to loosen them and good quality penetrator...
Thanks for the reply.
Ive had my 07 1.9 Tdi for 11year and its on nearly 97k but it"s only in the last 6 months or so that it's been playing up a few times and I'm just reviewing my options should it continue.
I've researched the DIY options over the years and with over 40 years of looking after my cars I am reasonably confident it's something I could tackle if needs must, but I was just after a rough idea how much it might cost if I needed to get someone to do it for me.

I'm very much hoping that as I get back to using my car in something like a more normal manner the issue will disappear as, touch wood, its been several weeks since it last happened.

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