After all the problems I've been having with my turbo recently, I'm now pretty sure the wastegate has come away from the actuator arm (seen several instances of this on the Garret 2052 now) and with the other issues I've had with over-boosting and now under-boosting, I was seriously panicking because as a lot of people here know our finances have been disastrous and we were heading down the drain fast.
In step my mum and dad, my dad asked me how the finances were going (he's known the situation for a long time) and had we made any progress, so I gave him all the figures involved and told him the situation with the turbo on the car and he added it all together and the next day (last Friday) £30k hit our account (early part of my inheritance apparently). I've just paid off the loan and one of the credit cards (still got to phone the other one) and to say the feeling of relief is incredible is a massive understatement. We haven't been sleeping, constantly worried out of our minds and getting worse every single month. I feel like five tons has been lifted off my shoulders.
Anyway, to the main point of the thread, as a result of this, I have just got off the phone to Neo Brothers who have done me a spanking deal.
Brand new TD04 14T turbo, second hand oil and water line kit (they're different to the Garret) and the Maptun map upgrade to stage 3 (240bhp) for what I consider to be an amazing price.
All orderd and will be with me tomorrow, just need to source some new washers for the oil and water lines and we're ready to go.
I've now booked Friday and next Monday off work to get this job done, so fingers crossed some point this weekend, my beast will have her "go" back and an extra 25bhp+ on top.
Thanks to Caveman_Nige for all his, as always, invaluable advice. Maybe see you at the weekend mate if you do manage to get up.
James if you see this and your offer to help still stands, then yes please mate if you can do this weekend
If anyone else fancies rolling up to help out or just watch/chat then drop me a PM for our details.
Chuffed and VERY happy bunny here, now just need to learn to live on what I earn and not just buy stuff because it's shiny