Driving back to work today after liunch, put foot down a bit in second (to get through traffic light, which was still on green but about to change), I felt the car start to pull, heard a whoosh sound followed by a muffled pop and then loss of power.
I limped back into work, getting a whining noise on acceleration and acceleration was very poor, struggling to get to 20 up a hill.
I then limped home about 5.30 and took the engine cover off expecting to see the intercooler pipe blown off, but it wasn't. I looked around the pipes I could get to, but could not see any splits or displaced pipes.
I also removed the inlet to the turbo and could spin the turbo. The spindle has no in/out movement, but does have slight up/down wobble.
I should also like to point out that over the last couple of month I have noticed a tghe car doesn't pull as good as it has in the past. (just put it down to cold weather) and fuel consumption has gone up to (again put it down to cold weather).
Last oild change was 5 months ago and the intercooler pipe was also replaced about same time, due to split in elbow.
Anybody have any thoughts as to what to check in the morning when the sun rises?
(TDCi 1.6 2007)