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Well, not quite, but it’s close.
I’ve posted previously about why I’m swapping my Octy 1.4TSi for a Superb (short story: swapping a crude torsion beam for a sophisticated multi-link). Had been looking forward to it since placing the order just after Christmas and being quoted (pretty accurately as it turned out) late March delivery.
Here we are, just two weeks from my Octy’s third birthday, and the end of its warranty, and the turbo has failed. Started with start-stop error, following by EPC then Exhaust Inspection System warning lights, then throttle going flat. Took it straight to the dealer as I didn’t want to drive a car that obviously had a problem, but they weren’t able to look at it until Tuesday. They first thought it was the wastegate actuator & replaced that, but have now discovered that the turbo itself has failed.
Some useful posts by other Briskodians have shown that it’s a known problem with the 1.4TSi which does stem from the design of the actuator (I’m no techie, but it appears to be down to poorly designed tolerances/lubrication channels). Mine is a March 15 car and I can only hope that running design changes have overcome the problem on cars manufactured since then.
But really not impressed. Under three years old, 28k on the clock and what has been an easy life. Then a turbo failure. What a way to go...
does anyone have experience with Bluespark tuning boxes?
i have had one lying in my boot for over a year now which I bought off of a fellow vRs driver in 2016.
It has 3 sets of plugs, one for boost sensor, one for maf and an unmarked one which is 3 pin.
Could anyone shed some light on where this 3rd set goes? I’ve had it on the car and working with just boost and maf plugged in.
My glow plug light came on took to garage Said temperature sensor changed. drove ok for 2 weeks light came back on said turbo valve sensor also change, drove 5 miles came back on.
put on computer said turbo cleaned turbo was sticking now not sticking but light still on no power and says low voltage.
fabia 11 plate 95,000 on clock do I need a new turbo?