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Old 22-06-2009   #106
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Re: Blown Turbo

Its not rocket science, you get what you pay for. Its the same in any aspect of life. and the fiat grande punto is one of the cheapest cars around, certainly in its class.
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well i would tend to agree with you there, untill last weekend. out with my pal in his mk4 golf diesel, chipped, dump valve etc, he was giving it real large around an industrial estate, untill he was going sideways around a corner and bang. i thought he had blagged a tyre of a rim at first, untill looked behind us, smoke like a californian bush fire, no power, popping and farting all over the place...... ****e the turbos blown fella i will lay money on it. anyhow limps back to my gaffe covering half the city in smog, has a chat to a pal whos into vws, turns out the intercooler pipe was blown off while ragging it. so half hour later a bit o hose the car is good as new again. now i reckon 99% of people would have bet on a shagged turbo we still cant believe it, they must be bomb proof. and to add to the surprise of that day, i lived through his driving to tell the tale........
I know it's 4 years on but this post identifies me as one of the 99%. Car blew on Saturday night and was carted off to my local garage, Sandy Garage in St.Austell, Cornwall, who I trust implicitly. The owner said to me "maybe it's only an intercooler hose". I should be so lucky, thinks I. Confirmed as hose this morning, should have it back soon. Had to go with fiat parts, not the recommended flouro lined ones on here, as the guy's off on his hols for two weeks on Thursday. Celtic remapped the car but I couldn't have blamed them if the turbo had failed, it's been fine for over 4 years.
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