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    Default Bye bye Veccy C :(

    Hello all, sad day.

    On Saturday, my 2005 1.9 CDTi 150 Veccy C started missing, emission control light came on and I lost turbo. Its been running a caterman box for about 2.5 years now and I've had no problems at all. The engine management light has been on maybe 3-4 times in the past month and I've lost turbo.... but that was when the engine was cold and I've hammered it ((. Stopping and restarting the engine and being more gentle fixed that. I know I know.... warning signs right there.

    I did notice what I thought was a drop in performance a few weeks ago, but I put that down to the fact that I'd been over in France driving a brand new Insignia for a month.

    I had no choice but to get it into the steelers to get it hooked up and diagnosed, with the caterman taken off obviously. Just spoke to the guy there....

    Turbo is whistling "too much" and is imminent fail = £950
    Fly wheel is knackered = £1500
    Some contact sensors somewhere need cutting off and re-soldering = £150

    So over £2500 to fix the first major probs they found. It also needs a full service.

    I've just done a Glass's valuation....

    • Trade-in - excellent: £3,151.00
    • Trade-in - average: £2,810.00
    • Trade-in - below average: £2,471.00
    • Dealer Retail price £4,850.00
    • Private Sale price: £4,051.00

    I bought it for £8200 in July 07. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    So, what to do. I don't think it would be wise to put 2500+ into it. Also, my company car policy states that my car should never be older than 5 years anyway.

    I could see if VX Sales will give me a good part ex against something, just waiting to hear back.

    OR - do I get my local garage to goget it from the Steelers and get a 2nd opinion? A neighbour looked at it before I took it into the Steelers and he thought the whistling was a damaged intake pipe somewhere... it just sounded like it was sucking in somewhere at the front left of the engine.

    Any advice?

    Bob

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    Sure you can get a recon turbo for a lot less think its nearer £300 or 2nd hand one off aby for around £150 ish and other stuff can be fixed cheaper if independently sourced and local garage fitting

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    Certainly if you can't get it a lot cheaper, I'd be getting shot of it. No point spending £2500 fixing a car with a £3000 trade-in price.

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    px it for something new as you will have to change it soon anyway.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I'd say get rid of it....but the question is, can you get a decent price for it in that condition? Also, let us know your reg number so none of us buy it! lol

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    I'm not sure what I could get for it in that condition. I think the Sales dept at VX will stay with service tradition and try to shaft me. If it was just 2 years older I could get 3k off a new one through scrappage!

    RAGHHHHHH, last thing I needed right now. I'm getting a Vespa.

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    Just spoke to VX dealers again, they've put a price on it of £1250 in its current state.

    The devils dumps in my dinner once more. lol

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    you can pick a dmf up for 340 new from the bay, look around and you can get em cheaper... I picked mine up for £100....

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    OK, looks like sorting it our myself could be a viable option. I have a very good mechanic friend who may do this for me if I can get the parts.

    Can anybody help me with part numbers please? I'm not sure what exactly I need to look for. Where did you pick up the DMF for £100??

    I also need to know what parts I need to replace the turbo....

    I'll get the £2500 back onto the part ex value then get shut.

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    There a turbo on eBay 200/300 quid

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