Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:35:15 -0400
From: Tom Reingold <>
Subject: Re: stuck wastegate

Grunff wrote: > 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 ;-) Gotcha. > Could be an air metering issue, or a (non-wastegate related) fuel cutoff > issue (FPR, fuel pump). I'll mention those. > 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? > Thanks for your very well considered advice! Tom Noo Joizy

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