May 3, 2011, 8:35 pm
Hi there. I have a 2003 1.8 TDCi Focus with approx 70,000 miles. A couple of weeks ago on the motorway, I noticed a lack of power consistent with the turbo not kicking in. There was no smoke, no smell, no sounds to indicate a turbo blow up. When I pulled into the nearest service station to investigate, I noticed the brakes were very hard when I tried to stop. I had it towed to the nearest main dealer and after a couple of days they diagnosed a broken vacuum pump and broken engine mounting. They fixed these 2 items but after fixing this they now tell me the turbo has blown and are quoting 3,000 pounds for a new turbo. Does this sound right ? Is the vacuum pump and the turbo linked so that both would fail at the same time..... Any help appreciated.....
May 11, 2011, 1:39 am
Im fairly sure the servo gets brake pressure from the vacuum created in the inlet manifold? Perhaps a damaged turbo would cause a high build up of pressure in the vacuum tube causing your problem.
Long shot maybe but nobody else contributed :/ , Also If it turns out your turbo has gone for gods sake don't pay them 3 grand get a recon or a second hand turbo.