Right another turbo thread (I know) but bear with me.
Ok, not 100% yet but might need a new turbo for my motor, reeaallly hoping not but will find out this Wednesday either way. So, I have been looking round the web, ringing around for prices and have got a variety. The 4 main companies I have looked at are:
C R Turbo
If anyone has experience with any of these companies good or bad a would love to hear and especially if it involves a reconditioned turbo as that is one of the possibilities I am looking at. Any general info on peoples experiences of reconditioned turbo's is also welcome.
I have also been looking at the viability of fitting it myself (with the help of a mechanic who works for a relative for backup). Iv'e already done a few bits on the car and my own job is fairly mechanically minded but I have not undertaken something so big on the motor as of yet. It sounds like it would be a straight swap and as long as I go through the right processes should be straight forward enough.
My question is does anyone know from the underside of the car (I have access to a lift) do you have to remove a lot of other stuff to get at the turbo or can you work around it to get the turbo out? Also does this require any VagCom stuff as I don't have that and that would make this a no go for me.
VW MKV Golf, Gt Sport TDI (140 BKD), Reflex Sliver.
i got mine from midland and cant fault them and it. Not usre on how easy it is t ofit on yours, but mine was possible with a bit of fiddling about, having to unclip things from mounts so that I could get the turbo out.
Cheers for the info danny but I'm not sure its possible to transplant the 170 into a 140. I get the impression from others its not a straight swap. For now anyway I'm after keeping it stock in the engine bay. Different mater in the looks department, still want a half colour coded GTI rear and tail pipes but that will have to wait now.
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