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    gsi spluttering & turbo glowing red

    a mate of mine has a gsi and as the following problem,when driving at 3000 revs in third/forth the car splutters and the turbo glows red i drove it round the block and this happend,i thought the turbo would only glow when booted??
    use to drive arden blue gsi turbo.now sold
    239 bhp and 244 lb/ft
    bought astra cdti xp 150

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    give the turbo a tap with a screw driver handle as the wast gate could be stuck

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    Also exhaust maybe slightly blocked due to a dodgy cat or middle section, and the hot exhaust gases are not flowing freely enough, and are backing up the turbo and causing it to heat up excessively, would also explain the spluttering.

    Hope that helps

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    Agree..Check the Wastegate, but a collapsed cat will do the same...Tap it with something and see if it rattles etc...The matrix could have fallen apart...

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    Has anybody thought of plugs??

    The spluttering could be the mixture not igniting and then the turbo glowing red will be heat from the mixture igniting in the manifold/turbo??
    2006 Astra VXR on 19's in Arden Blue
    ExhaustsUK Catback, Eibach Sportlines, DS Ultima, Roose hose kit, Forge recirculating dump valve, Full self modded SMD conversion

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    thanks for the replys hes gana put a set of plugs in at the weekend and go from there.
    use to drive arden blue gsi turbo.now sold
    239 bhp and 244 lb/ft
    bought astra cdti xp 150

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