In the light of my previous posts, we stripped the engine of my Sri Petrol Turbo down and found the valve seals were "tired" so they were replaced, also found the Turbo seals on the exhaust side of the Trubo gone, so it was dumping pure oil stright into th exhaust.
MY ISSUE through is with turbo technics, they are supposed to be the best, so called them and midland trubo's for a quote for rebuild.
Rebuild £175+vat at Midland and Turbo technics, exchange was ball parking at about £400 inc vat.
Sent trubo off to Turbo technics issues
1) they were supposed to call and advise what work was required, not a word, had to chase them twice this was a week after they had it was supposed to be a four day turnaround
2) Eventually advise the "core" was knackerd and low and behold the price was now £570 to recon my mine!
called a midland back and they advised the circa £400 price they quoted was the max, even called vauxhall and a new turbo from them Non exchange was only £540, another company quoted £385+vat for a new one outright.
Well gutted at this point, then had a look on ebay, found a brand new complete turbo off a vectra 2.0 which had never been used, the guys i bought it from used to race touring cars and had a new vectra back in 05 deleived, the standard turbo unit was jucked and replaced with a bigger one, so this unit had been sitting in his workshop since then. The best bit was it came with all the bits and a bargain price of £175 collected it yesterday and its being fitted today.
Will take great pleasure in telling Turbo technics where to stick mine IF they ever bother to call me back.
My advise to anyone, go to Midland turbo's in Nottingham! if need arise and dont forget Ebay.