Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 18:22:48 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: stuck wastegate

Tom Reingold wrote: > I've done right for years by these mechanics, and his suspicions usually > prove right. Of course, everyone is wrong sometimes. I don't know your mechanic, I don't know if he's a good guy/bad guy/whatever - and it really doesn't make a difference to diagnosing the problem - I call it based on the symptoms you describe. I wasn't trying to make you doubt your trustworthy mechanic ;-) > What else do you think he should check? Could be an air metering issue, or a (non-wastegate related) fuel cutoff issue (FPR, fuel pump). > He didn't mention a rebuilt turbo as an option. Is that a religious > issue which he might not believe in? I can assure you that he is not > greedy. I don't know many people who'd want to fit a brand new turbo in an 8 year old car - doesn't make good sense. A rebuilt unit (from a reputable source) is as good as new, and will work fine. Since it sounds like you have a good relationship with your mechanic, why don't you just ask him straight out? -- Grunff

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