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    GSI - Help

    The other day on a long run my GSI said check oil...

    I checked and it was low which is unusual, so i topped it up being away from home and booked it in for a service.

    She was running fine and i checked the oil a few days later, everything okay.

    This morning i got a check coolant, checked it was lowish but okay. Engine temp was fine.

    Drove home, near home car was revving a lot but going not very far and then would be fine, got within 2 minutes of house when lots of acrid black smoke and burning, switched off engine and had it recovered to the house.

    Any suggestions as to what i am going to get hit with tomorrow, clutch has gone for sure i reckon , but what caused it.. leaking oil ? or just conicidence with the other symptoms ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markiehill
    The other day on a long run my GSI said check oil...

    I checked and it was low which is unusual, so i topped it up being away from home and booked it in for a service.

    She was running fine and i checked the oil a few days later, everything okay.

    This morning i got a check coolant, checked it was lowish but okay. Engine temp was fine.

    Drove home, near home car was revving a lot but going not very far and then would be fine, got within 2 minutes of house when lots of acrid black smoke and burning, switched off engine and had it recovered to the house.

    Any suggestions as to what i am going to get hit with tomorrow, clutch has gone for sure i reckon , but what caused it.. leaking oil ? or just conicidence with the other symptoms ?

    Mark
    hi markiehill, sorry to hear about the problem, had a simular incident with my GSI back in the summer, it turned out to be the turbo giving out. when you checked your oil & topped it up iam assuming that you were very careful not to over fill as this may also have caused probs (not telling you to suck eggs & all that)

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    yeah i was very careful not to overfill her, any idea what the typical cost of a turbo from vauxhall is going to be ... i am guessing a clutch will be 250.00 fitted btw what was your milage mine is 70,000 roughly

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    Quote Originally Posted by markiehill
    yeah i was very careful not to overfill her, any idea what the typical cost of a turbo from vauxhall is going to be ... i am guessing a clutch will be 250.00 fitted btw what was your milage mine is 70,000 roughly
    Hi mate.

    Sorry to hear about your problems.
    The vxr turbo is actually almost a couple of hundred quid cheaper than the gsi version.
    Think a vxr unit is about £400-450 & a gsi unit about £600.
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    can u fit a vxr unit on ? not sure the turbo has gone though coz when the clutch went and the engine revved high , i heard the turbo wine as normal so maybe i am lucky ? maybe the oil not related, i can see some slight oil marks on the right hand side of the engine .. whats over there ? sorry not very technical

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    Quote Originally Posted by markiehill
    yeah i was very careful not to overfill her, any idea what the typical cost of a turbo from vauxhall is going to be ... i am guessing a clutch will be 250.00 fitted btw what was your milage mine is 70,000 roughly

    the turbo went @ 59,750 so was really lucky as just inside warranty! don't know what it cost, but i know vauxhall paid for alsorts on it

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    Will a vauxhall dealer fit a VXR turbo if thats what it turns out to be ???

    Or will i have to take it elsewhere ?

    Also would a failing turbo be resposible for coolant loss? I was thinking more a gasket somewhere.

    If i have to take it elsewhere, can anybody suggest good places in Bucks

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    the turbo is water cooled too, so it could be related?
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    awaiting car to be taken do dealer, but they have given me a guide price of £1100 for replacing the clutch ....

    seemes excessive to me ..

    phoned mr clutch they quoted 400.00...

    anybody have any thoughts etc

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    its the seals in the turbo gone as the oil and coolant has gone into the turbo and then leaked into the intercooler and burnt in the engine.

    you need a new turbo get a vxr turbo works just the same but cheaper
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