VW Touran 1.9 TDI - Replacement Turbo & Cat - SHM

The Turbo on my 2005 1.9 Diesel Touran blew on Saturday in a cloud of smoke. My car has done just over 70k miles. Dealer wants £2200 to replace both the Turbo and the Cat. An independent (Bosch Service Network) garage has quoted less than £1300 for the same work using a new (not refurb)Turbo Technics Turbo.

Is this worth the £900 saving or should play safe and get the dealer to do it?

VW Touran 1.9 TDI - Replacement Turbo & Cat - DP

In this case I can see no advantage paying the extra and using a VW dealer, as long as the garage is reputable.

VW Touran 1.9 TDI - Replacement Turbo & Cat - dieselnut

If you shop around you will probably get it done for even less.

My sons Passat with 1.9PD did the same, although at 149k miles.

A new VNT turbo was £550 & refurb £325.

He went for a refurb turbo which went on for the next 20k miles he owned it with no problem.

We didn't bother to change the cat which does little on a diesel.

Passed the MOT smoke test with no problem.

 

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