My car is a VW Golf 5 1.9 TDI (77 kw), year 2005.
After establishing that my turbocharger was destroyed I had three options to choose from.
There is more insight to what happened in the next question Oil draining out shortly after turbo hose detached/broke.
- Search for a matching turbocharger from a car that was taken apart. - The issue in this case is that there is no guarantee will it work and how long will it work.
- Repair the same turbocharger for something around 250 euros - The company that is doing the repair gives a 6 month guarantee (which I guess is not much at all)
- Buy a new turbocharger - The issue here is that first of all it was the most expensive option starting at around 500 euros and going further and that would mostly be a third party that would develop the part, the part being OEM would maybe cost me above 1000 euros. Note that I'm from Macedonia and prices may vary from other locations.
I decided to repair the existing turbocharger and I want to know was that the right thing to do under the circumstances? Obviously I still have the chance to change my decision.