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    Where to buy a replacement turbocharger?

    Hi

    Our 2013 mk7 Golf 1.4 TSI is currently in with the local specialist who is investigating the EPC and the emissions engine warning lights coming on.

    He thinks it might be a stuck turbo actuator and is about to fit a replacement part and see if it does the trick.

    If it doesn't work he has cautioned that it might need a new turbo. Hopefully it won't come too that but if it does, does anyone know where I might be able to buy a replacement turbo but hopefully avoid main dealer prices which frankly are a bit scary!

    Thanks in advance
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    Normally the repair kit solves this so wait and see, if you need it rebuilding I would recommend Midland turbo in Nottingham, excellent people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Normally the repair kit solves this so wait and see, if you need it rebuilding I would recommend Midland turbo in Nottingham, excellent people.
    Thanks, hopefully the new actuator will do the job but it's really helpful to know where I can get my hands on a replacement turbo IF the worst comes to the worst. Thanks again.
    2013 Golf SE 1.4 TSI 122PS

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    I would have Midland rebuild your unit but an exchange with them may be easier for you if you can’t go to them and have to use a carrier. They are only about 2 miles from my house so we tend to get the turbo off, I take it home and then drop it off in the morning and the reverse when it is done. They do roughly two a month for us.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    I would have Midland rebuild your unit but an exchange with them may be easier for you if you can’t go to them and have to use a carrier. They are only about 2 miles from my house so we tend to get the turbo off, I take it home and then drop it off in the morning and the reverse when it is done. They do roughly two a month for us.
    For a minute there I was going "what? two turbos a month?....what the hell is he doing to his cars??" than common sense kicked in and I'm guessing you have a business!

    Should have said, we're up in Scotland and I haven't been down to see my mate in Bestwood Park for a few years so yes, it would have to be a carrier! Still, really useful to know there's a company that comes so well recommended I can use if need be.

    I'll keep you posted (the specialist/indy is getting the actuator in tomorrow now)
    2013 Golf SE 1.4 TSI 122PS

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    Hi, back again!

    So, that's been about 3 months and the car was running fine with the new actuator, Then, about a week ago the dreaded EPC light started to come back on intermittently (only ever at start up) and when it is on it feels as if there is no turbo i.e the car won't pull the skin of a rice pudding. Sometimes when it starts there's no EPC light and it runs fine again.

    I was wondering what the issue might be? Surely the new actuator won't have failed after 3 months? I vaguely remember reading someone else posting with a similar problem after having a new actuator fitted and there was a suggestion that they needed additional lubrication.....does that ring any bells with anyone? I suppose it could just require a new (or exchange) turbo but would that explain the intermittent nature of the fault?

    As always all thoughts gratefully received
    Cheers.
    2013 Golf SE 1.4 TSI 122PS

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    It could be any one of a dozen different issues, you should start with a full car fault code scan.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    As suggested: You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    It could be any one of a dozen different issues, you should start with a full car fault code scan.
    It's booked in with the local indy who replaced the actuator last time this coming Friday so I guess that will be his first step. I'll report back once I know something!
    2013 Golf SE 1.4 TSI 122PS

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    I started this thread back in April so not a first post!
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