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Old 06-12-2010, 01:50 AM   #91 (permalink)
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As long as you're confident in your setup you shouldn't have any problems. The most you'd loose is the turbo.
You're saying this like it's cheap and easy to replace a turbo.
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...or "add" an electric OIL pump to temporarily take over whenever the engine's OFF and coasting...possibly wired to a driver-controlled switch?
You could modify a "turbo timer" to control the electric pump. It's goal is to keep an eye on turbo temps and when it's needed to run the engine longer (or in this case, electric pump) to keep oil pumping to cool them down.

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Old 06-12-2010, 09:06 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Cheap, no, but its also not the entire engine. Easy, yes.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Easy, yes.



Oh, hello there, what are you in for?


A new turbo you say?

[later]


Yeah, it will go in niiiiice and easy.
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...ummm, looks like one of those "...take off your shirt to take a crap..." situations.

...so much for "...simple..."
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The prominent VW on the nose might explain some of that mess.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:56 AM   #96 (permalink)
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Yeah, most cars can fairly easily swap turbos without having to disassemble half the car.
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That looks like the exact reason i won't buy a vw.If something goes wrong it's a grand to say hi to the mechanic. The TDI is sweet though.
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Dude, you don't have to take off the front clip to replace a turbo. On the Jettas and golfs it is only a 3 or 4 hour job for someone who knows what they are doing.

There is nothing inherently wrong with the design of a turbocharged VW engine that couldn't go wrong with a turbocharged GM engine.... They are both more complex than a N/A engine. And yes, EOC P & G is not real smart for a turbo.

But if you buy a new VW, you have 5 yrs / 60k miles to make the dealer work for free anyway...
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If I'm not mistaken, that's a Passat. And also I'll just go and trust that my mechanic friend (who did the work, took the picture) who's been at this for many years at an independent shop and has worked on many VWs, to know what he's doing.
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If the mechanic is following a shop manual, he may be doing things that aren't strictly necessary. For example, the wife's 1990 Century 3.3 V-6 needed a starter replaced. Simple, I'll do it myself I said. Break out the factory shop manual and start reading the directions. Step 3 {or 4} paraphrased: Vacuum the AC system and remove the AC compressor. I took it to my favorite mechanic and he changed it in short order, without removing the AC compressor.

The shop manual is written by the people who are charging you a lot of money on an hourly basis to repair your car. They may not always have your best interests in mind.

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