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    Default Turbo!!!!

    Just had some bad news and wanted to ask if anyone knows if it sounds right.
    Was driving my vectra 2.0t to work when it said it had no water so stopped and it was leaking under car, refilled it and drove it to my local mehanic who said it was the water pump which looked about right.
    Anyway he said he could do it in a couple of days and that i could still drive it as long as it was topped up with water, although it only lost water when it got hot in traffic.
    so I drove it to tesco yesterday and all of a sudden loss of power, car wouldnt rev past 1500rpm and drove it home at 20mph, took it in today thinking that it might of just gone into limp mode. mechanic just told me turbo has gone.
    Does this sound right, and also could it of been beause i drove it with a broken water pump.
    Any help appreciated. Been quoted £1000.00 for replacement....

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    Could well be down to lack of water personally and in my professional opinion I would never advise a customer to drive a car with a knackered water pump at all as you said it lost most of its water whilst standing which is when the coolant system has less pressure than driving so under load coolant pressure rises hence causing more water loss

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    I would say £1000 is rather steep for a turbo replacement as well....

    I'd be looking at a recon or hybrid turbo myself and then get some quotes for fitting but I would expect it to be nearer half that, especially as you can usually sell or trade in your knackered turbo for £100-150 ish...

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    bad advise all round from that place.. never drive with a busted water pump and turbo prices for that engine are not that high...

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    Id replace the waterpump first, make sure the turbo is knacked before replacing

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    Mr nige surprised you didn't say turbo upgrade lol

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    I'd tell the mrs the turbo is definitely fudged and buy one of nutrons hybrids lol

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    What years your car mate?

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    speak to Nutron....enough said

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    Is the turbo water cooled or oil cooled?

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