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#1 spower



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Posted 03 May 2011 - 07:45 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.....

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#2 SteveTDCI



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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:49 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.

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