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Seized turbo

Tim F

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Ah more fun with the 996 :)

Thought just the actuators were shot but the turbos went in for a rebuild and it turns out one of them was seized so I guess not working at all.

What scares me is how fast it was even in this state!

:grin:

I so want my car back! :D
 
Bummer :sad: ... But on the bright side ... :)
 
Tim F said:
Ah more fun with the 996 :)

Thought just the actuators were shot but the turbos went in for a rebuild and it turns out one of them was seized so I guess not working at all.

What scares me is how fast it was even in this state!

:grin:

I so want my car back! :D

This post has to win some sort of award for "my car is in for repairs, but my glass is half full" :thumb:

All the best for when you get the car back.
 
Is there any way to tell if the turbos are seized as like you said the car was still running fast im sure others may have same problem just don't realize it :?:
 
This post has to win some sort of award for "my car is in for repairs, but my glass is half full"

He's not had the bill yet ! :floor:
 
Would nt mind knowing the cost either, I think will need re furbishing soon :nooo:
 
Turbos rarely seize they just whine(bearing) then they can implode.

Wastegates can often seize however at over 40k miles or with age. Best get the turbo assembly refurbished or replaced. Porsche charge over 2700 quid plus vat per side but you can buy the same oem turbos for 1300 quid/side. Refurb is about 750 quid/side.

You need to budget another 400 quid for pipes and seals etc plus at least 4 hours labour(assuming everything comes off easily) but usually rusted everywhere so your looking at maybe 6 hours labour.
 
Fatbloater said:
This post has to win some sort of award for "my car is in for repairs, but my glass is half full"

He's not had the bill yet ! :floor:

Ah around £11k at the moment I think... :bandit:
 
Graeme Shaw said:
Would nt mind knowing the cost either, I think will need re furbishing soon :nooo:

In the region of £1800 for two turbo's being refreshed by a specialist company (unconfirmed). The overall price of removal and fitting is rolled up into a load of other work I'm having done so can't comment on the breakdown as yet.

Wastegates are extra on top of that.
 
Big bills would probably not be all that common once you've sorted out the usual problem points (see previous post). Keeping 3 to 4k back would be sensible but may not be required for repairs every year... here's a few pointers to some of the costs (not a comprehensive list or exact prices). More skilled people can probably correct my prices as these are from memory! You can of course leave some of this, as many owners do, but it depends if you want your car running well or not:

Tires £250+ each at the back, £200+ at the front approx every 10k to 15k at the back, more at the front.
3 front rad's I think about £250 or so each plus fitting. Random breakage, usually if they get a stone in them, put a new front end on or protective grills to help cure this.
Disks £350 for two and pads £100+ for two.
Clutch (manual) every 50K or if you're very lucky 100K! £1k ish.
Brake calliper service full refurbish every 40 to 50k miles £700
Major service £800 every 45k
Seized actuators £500 ish for replacement
Geo (not sure on price) every 10k (guess :) )
Suspension refresh 50k to 100k (not sure on prices)
Corrosion of exhaust heat shields (not sure on prices)
Leaking boost hoses (various prices)


I must repeat what everyone says on here, buy on condition and not millage. A bad condition car could cost thousands to sort. My way of doing this is to drop in upgrades every time something goes wrong adds a little :D
 

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