Turbo Trouble

 Posted by on March 25, 2008  Add comments
Mar 252008

Turbo wrecked.

Car stopped.

Big decision.

Replace turbo or replace car?

Any experts out there?

  19 Responses to “Turbo Trouble”

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    Anyone you can blame? I find this helps.


    Bad luck, Bock. Car trouble is the poo.


    Brock: I blame the government.

    Sam: it’s a pain in the arse, but on the other hand, the Bockmobile is pretty ancient. Maybe it’s time for a change. But on the other hand, I don’t really want to give up my old Bockmobile. But on the other hand …


    Do you want to send your mechanic’s kids to a private finishing school in Switzerland?

    New ride…..and by that I mean car.


    Dev: I’ll fit it myself.

    I was just wondering if it was even worth getting a used one, but since then I’ve found several on offer at reasonable prices.

    Also, my good friend, the Nut, has offered me a loan of his old BMW while we wait for the part to arrive so things are looking up.


    Bad buzz. In most cases, you’d be better off replacing the car. Depends on the age, make and what shape the rest of the car is in of course.
    My heart goes out to ya.


    Not so sure about that. The car is old but in good shape and I can get a turbo for a couple of hundred euros.

    In fact, it’s a bit of a classic, in its own way.


    What brand? Like if it’s a poo-go or a sit-ron I wouldn’t be arsed, but an old VW/Audi group or the like could be worth while. Actually I’m betting it’s the Renault 5 GTI like Ali G had in the film!


    Can’t tell you. Security-related.

    But I know you’d like it.


    I knew a bloke in Carla(ow) who rebuilt the turbo in an Saab he had. That was 19 years ago mind.


    Dan: This is an ex-turbo. This turbo is deceased.


    It’s a 1.8L Ford Cortina (red) with a rolled up newspaper holding the butterfly valve open isn’t it?


    Shuffled off its mortal coil ;-) Or maybe just pining?


    Lost its bearings.


    Positive news. Found a cheap used turbocharger. Fingers crossed.


    Was it a Norwegian Blue? There again Saab’s are Swedish, so was it a Kewet Buddy electric car?


    If the turbo died either while you were in the middle of a very important journey, or while it was sitting on the drive without the ignition even being mentioned, I should imagine it is a Citroen CX. Which is largely because I am biased. However, good luck with the replacing thereof, and hello!


    Dan, ’tis neither of those things.

    Hello, KW. Not a Citroen CX either, but a proper vehicle.


    If ye need any help I’d love to help replace the turbo.. Not too much knowledge about these things but definitely big interest in cars.

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