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    Weird turbo problem !!

    Ok the other day i had a strange thing happen and im looking for anyone to shed some light. Basically i was driving around as normal pulled up to drop someone off and when i left my turbo was refusing to spin up and create positive boost and the car felt very sluggish when i found some where to pull over i popped the bonnet and the turbo/manifold was glowing red hot (it was nighttime) i couldnt figure it so i drove home at which point it was fine again all running fine now and has been for a couple of days. I would really like to know what happened and whether it will have caused any damage ?????????????????

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    why you lost boost i dont know, but turbos normally glow red when they have been working hard! had you been driving long or thrashing it before you pulled up?

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    Sounds like a problem with the wastegate sticking open so i will drive like a normal 2ltr.

    just check the rod, might be gettin hot and jaming then when it re cools it goes back to normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryaneddie View Post
    Ok the other day i had a strange thing happen and im looking for anyone to shed some light. Basically i was driving around as normal pulled up to drop someone off and when i left my turbo was refusing to spin up and create positive boost and the car felt very sluggish when i found some where to pull over i popped the bonnet and the turbo/manifold was glowing red hot (it was nighttime) i couldnt figure it so i drove home at which point it was fine again all running fine now and has been for a couple of days. I would really like to know what happened and whether it will have caused any damage ?????????????????

    Cheers,
    James
    Im no expert, but when this happened to me i found that the nut at the end of the actuator rod had fallen off! so put a new one on!!!
    as you car still runs ok sometimes it may just bee loose, so needs tightening.

    Just a thought
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    Cheer's for the responses peeps glad to know that the turbo does glow red i had been thrashing it a bit nothing major though. I will probably check the wastegate on saturday and see if anything is a miss or loose.

    Thanks again,
    James
    Mk4 Astra GSi Full Re-Build, GT2871RS, Tubular Manifold 376bhp 393 lb/ft thus far !

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