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Old 26 Jun 2007, 06:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Turbo not right help plzzzzzz

Riteo got my car bac yesterday afternoon wiv a new shinny TD04 fitted but it only seems to be boostin to 9psi could this be the actuator not set rite?

I would ask the bloke that fitted it but they have no idea wot they doin wish i never took it there they didnt even fillup the rad wiv water/coolant befor lettin me have it bac, only noticed it when i got home and the fans where on.

Also i am still gettin a small puff of blue smoke when i start up he said it will burn off after a few miles do ya recon this is true i just cant trust him anymore..

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Old 26 Jun 2007, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the bit about the oil burning off is prob true, unless oil wasnt leaking before.
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Old 26 Jun 2007, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmmm - how far did you drive the car without any coolant mate?

As Tidgy says the blue smoke should be nothing to worry about but be sure to keep an eye on it. I would expect a new turbo to only smoke briefly as this should be WD40, excess oil or the likes of burning off. However this should burn off totally over a few days. Best keep an eye on things if I were you.

The low boost sounds like an actuator problem. Did they replace the actuator at the same time as the turbo? When fitting an actuator there should be a decent amount of preload on the arm. To little will result in low boost. I would suggest unclipping it winding in the actuator a few turns and then re-attach the arm. If you look at the end of the actuator arm there is a cap which has a hole in it which clips onto the Turbo wastegate. What you need to do is have approx half the hole covered by the wastegate arm. It sounds tricky but its not when you have in front of you.......what you are trying to do is increase the pressure of the arm itself. I hope this makes sense
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i drove the car bout 2 miles home be for noticing no coolant..

the boost problem, rite have a fitted a bleed valve onto the turbo just to chec and its boostin ok 14psi but as soon as i put it to std it goes back to 9psi??

Rite i had the intercooler off this afternoon and there was still oil in there so he had not even bothered to flush it out,, so now im after a front cat as i asume he hasent bothered to flush that out either and would be alot easier (peace of mind for me!)

last thin that worried me i was speackin to someone about this issue and they also sugested that piston 3 could be adit .. now wot are the symtons for this as he said it is a well kown fault with the boxter engine.

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compression test is real way to tell. sounds like he might be a waste of time, my advice get it to a good specialist, scoobyclinics not a million miles away
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