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Q: How much will it cost to replace the turbo on my 2006 Passat? on 2006 Volkswagen Passat

Car has 97,000 miles on it. Last week, the oil pressure light went on. Checked the oil and it was dry - just had the oil changed 2,500 miles ago. Have not had any leaks, nothing pooling on the garage floor. I am guessing the oil is burning through the turbo, but don't know for sure. I put 3 qts of oil in it and have been checking every other day, and have not seen any oil loss as of yet.

This is the second time this has happened. The first time happened when it was overdue for an oil change. Now it seems to be a bigger issue.

I don't believe there is any damage to the engine, but do not know for sure. Not sure what else could be the problem.

If it is my turbo, how much will it cost to fix?
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Suggest you try and find source of oil loss first and pay attention what kind of oil you are using. Turbo can be the problem but its not the only one. Here is some additional info that I found listed below that I cut and pasted for you......

Audi/VW standards for oil consumption are:

- Up to 0.5 quarts per 600 miles
- Up to 0.5 liters per 1000 kilometers (km)

This information is stated in TSB# 17-09-14 (Audi) and 17-08-03 (VW).

2. If engine oil that does not meet Audi/VW standards as listed in TSB# 17-09-12 (Audi) and 17-08-01 (VW) is used, this can cause excessive oil consumption.

3. If engine oil is not changed according to recommended service intervals, excessive oil consumption is possible.

4. On turbocharged engines, it is common for the turbo seal to fail and leak oil into the exhaust and boost pressure side of the turbo. This can exhibit oil consumption symptoms due to oil not remaining in the lubrication system.

5. A failure in the crankcase breather system can exhibit oil consumption symptoms.

6. If the owner of the vehicle is worried about excessive oil consumption, an "Oil Consumption Test" can be performed using the factory scan tool (VAS 505X). This is typically considered a "Customer Pay" job but may turn into a "Warranty" job depending on the results of the test and relationship with the dealership.
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