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1999 Volkswagen Passat Question: replacing turbo

 

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hummerlu, 4 Cylinder, Massillon, OH, August 30, 2009, 14:20
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garage says I need to replace the turbo. How much should it cost me and is it wise to use a rebuilt part? Only plan to keep the car another year or so. Thanks

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    dandd August 30, 2009, 16:26
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    Why do you need a turbo? What do they say is the problem? I would not go with a rebuilt turbo, I have seen them fail way too many times. Your car is not going to be worth all that much in a year ( no offense ) so why put in so much money now?

    Good Luck!

    I would sell it now with the disclosure that it may need a turbo, though I am really uncertain about a turbo going out with 65k. I would get a second opinion. I have worked on really a lot of theses cars and I have never seen a turbo go out like this.

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    hummerlu, August 31, 2009, 09:06
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    car was making a noise upon acceleration so I took it in to the garage. They're telling me that the turbo is going and I'll begin noticing a loss of power and the car will begin stalling. Really don't want to put this kind of money into the car but don't want to get stuck by the side of the road either, what's the worst that can happen if I don't make this repair? Car only has 65k miles (around town)

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