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    Default Damn not now! The turbos gone!

    Been getting a whine ofr the last few weeks. A friend suggested it may be a worn bearing and to put to Wynns in the oil to stop it. Never got around to it and tonight pressed the acclerator and was greeted with metal on metal noise. Drove like a granny home and didnt wind up the turbo at all.

    Got off the phone from Vauxhall and they want £319+VAT + the old turbo which I thought wasnt to bad. The downside is that they wont get it until the new year :-(

    Moved on to Local breakers and they can give me a 2nd hand one for £150. This is risky as its not been tested and could be close to fooked as my current one.

    Then I moved on to ebay where I can get a reconditioned one with Garret parts for £330 but it wont get to me before xmas. I have emailed him to ask for faster shipping so hopefully he gets back to me asap.

    There was also a brand new turbo availible but I think its not a genuine Garret turbo but a [ame="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190581775031&fromMakeT rack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en"]OEM [/ame]one for £380. He does 24 hour delivery.

    So what d oyou guys think? A toss up between the recon for £330 or spend £50 more for a brand new turbo that might not be a garret original?

    I called my local garage and they said they use a company called ITS Turbos in Yorkshire (quite far from Plymouth!). They recondition turbos with a fast turn around but I dont know what the cost will be. I'll call them in the morning. Anyone heard of / used them before?

    UPDATE whilst typing this just heard back from the reconditioned turbo person and he can get it to me by thursday.

    Opinions please
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    I'd personally wait for the VX one, at least it'll be reconditioned to a decent standard

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    Get I re done u say mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I'd personally wait for the VX one, at least it'll be reconditioned to a decent standard
    Vauxhall wasnt reconning it. It was a brand new unit for £319+VAT as well my turbo part ex'd.

    I think I may go for the recooned garrat on ebay for £330 and sell my old one as needing reconditioning. Might get £50 for it.

    Need to see if I can get the exhaust manifold gasket and the oil feed pipe from vauxhall before xmas next!

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    get that recon turbo for 330..., not much money and warrant for scrap turbos though as there are stacks of them around.. will that bloke not take it as px?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    get that recon turbo for 330..., not much money and warrant for scrap turbos though as there are stacks of them around.. will that bloke not take it as px?
    Good idea. Didnt think to ask!

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    Id wait for the vauxhall unit, and im sure theres a years warrenty with new parts as well.

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    The Vx unit they are offering you is a reconditioned unit, which is why they want yours in exchange. The new units are about £700 and they would not want your turbo. You can not get a non-garrett turbo because the manifold is part of the turbo. I am in Plymouth today bored Taken a friend to hospital for a toe operation but feeling rather abused right now. I have three turbos in my garage back in Gosport, so a pitty I didn't know on Friday last week :/

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    Agh neutron. Sods law :-(

    The guy who was offering the recon on eBay can't get it to me until the new year :-(

    Going to give ITS turbo a ring now and see if they'll deliver before Xmas. If not I'll go the Vauxhall route and have to get a hire car for a week or two

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    If your's has stopped then it is likely to be beyond recon unfortunately

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