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Old 30 Dec 2014, 10:33 am
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Default Need to repair Turbo on low mileage 2005 PT

My low mileage (25,000) 2005 Convertible Turbo has a turbo breakdown, or so says the Dealer mechanic. They say it needs to be replaced and will cost $4,200 all in. I live in the West Los Angeles area and wonder if anyone could recommend a garage that could possibly provide a repair/replacement that will be more reasonable from a $$ standpoint. Any advice/suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 11:17 am
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It is so expensive at the dealer because the part number they have is for replacing everything. The turbo and exhaust manifold and everything. They don't have a part number just for the turbo unit itself, which detaches and reattaches without much difficulty.

You can buy a "made in china" replacement turbo unit on ebay for about $150. It will be all new, but may not last as long as the original. As well, you can buy rebuilt originals for a few hundred more. If you have some mechanical ability, you can buy a rebuild kit for about $35 and rebuild your old one yourself.

You can also probably buy a used one from a local junkyard or on car-part.com for a relatively low price too and just swap it in.
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 11:26 am
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My low mileage (25,000) 2005 Convertible Turbo has a turbo breakdown, or so says the Dealer mechanic. They say it needs to be replaced and will cost $4,200 all in. I live in the West Los Angeles area and wonder if anyone could recommend a garage that could possibly provide a repair/replacement that will be more reasonable from a $$ standpoint. Any advice/suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks.
First off tell us what's going on with tha pt. These sometimes get replaced unnecessary. So tel us your symptoms. I don't recommend used as you don't always have qualified people to access the condition of the part either at the junk yard or the installing machanic.
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Thanks for the feedback. Car is now making a sound similar to a fan blade hitting something occasionally ... this sound only occurs upon acceleration at moderate revs. The car can be driven at about 30-35mph with negilible sound, if any at all. Have been told by a friend that it could be the shaft having issues with the bearings. Should also disclose that teenage son drove the car on the freeway and said he heard a high rev sound occuring during acceleration up a hill. Almost like he went into a low gear (although he says he didn't). Anyway, the car was still 'fine' with no sounds for about another day or so and then this sound began. Hope this info is of some help and thanks again for any insight you can provide.
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 01:54 pm
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1) That is a ridiculous price, even for LA
2) hard to fathom what would have caused a turbo failure at low miles unless it was run with no oil.
3) Have you owned the car since new?
4) What are the symptoms? noise? smoke? lack of power?

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Thanks for the feedback. Car is now making a sound similar to a fan blade hitting something occasionally ... this sound only occurs upon acceleration at moderate revs. The car can be driven at about 30-35mph with negilible sound, if any at all. Have been told by a friend that it could be the shaft having issues with the bearings. Should also disclose that teenage son drove the car on the freeway and said he heard a high rev sound occuring during acceleration up a hill. Almost like he went into a low gear (although he says he didn't). Anyway, the car was still 'fine' with no sounds for about another day or so and then this sound began. Hope this info is of some help and thanks again for any insight you can provide.
Ok that actually sounds like a impeller getting into something. If that is the case. Any were that requires a core most likely will want to give you less credit for the core. Just a point to check into. The dealer is going to be the most expensive. To have the failure you have. Means the oil passages are coked up. Oil is fried to the point it is a hard ash packed into oil passages. This accures when the car is run hard and turbo is at high heat output and then turned off without sufficient time for the turbo to cool down. This can be done in two was. Driving easy and normal or idling in park for about ten minutes or so. This Will allow the coolant and oil to cool the turbo down to normal operating temps. Preventing coking. The inlet side of the oil feed line will need to checked for blockage as well so you know you have good oil flow for the new turbo. You should be useing a good quality synthetic oil to minimize this as well. JMHO one other question. If it's bad enough to hit the side of the housing. It should be passing oil out the exhaust as well ?
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Thanks for the feedback. Car is now making a sound similar to a fan blade hitting something occasionally ... this sound only occurs upon acceleration at moderate revs. The car can be driven at about 30-35mph with negilible sound, if any at all. Have been told by a friend that it could be the shaft having issues with the bearings. Should also disclose that teenage son drove the car on the freeway and said he heard a high rev sound occuring during acceleration up a hill. Almost like he went into a low gear (although he says he didn't). Anyway, the car was still 'fine' with no sounds for about another day or so and then this sound began. Hope this info is of some help and thanks again for any insight you can provide.
You must've just posted as I began to compose my post.
Does seem as if your turbo is wonky.
Read and heed Busted's post, then give Turbos unleashed a call Turbos Unleashed and find a good mechanic to put it in - insist on having the oil lines to the turbo replaced as well.
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Remove your air cleaner box and intake tube the that goes into the Turbo housing. You can see it enough to visually inspect for damage and deposits. Then carefully with a finger spin the Turbine wheel. It should spin freely and have no side to side movements.
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There is only the inlet oil line to be concerned with. Labor intensive to change. The last 2" of line is all need be looked at. Once scraped out you need only to pull the fuel relay maybe the coil connector and have some turn over the engine with a catch can for the oil to see that your getting good oil flow from the line. But some suppliers may require a new line to make your warranty valid. I think one supplier is as good as another. Probobly some located near your location. Check with NitroPT. He is just north of you.
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if you are really unshure id for sure get ahold of nitro he can hook you up with some one who will not rob you without a gun
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