Originally Posted by fanw01
I did test the actuator, the actuator does not hold vacuum. I know the actuator is bad but I really don't want to buy a new turbo for just a bad actuator.
After you replaced you turbo did you have any additional adjustments to make on the actuator? Do you know of a good repair manual for the VW? I have the Bentley Service manual.
I bought the turbo from a seller on ebay for $800 plus a $100 core. My old turbo is good so I will just sell the turbo without actuator on ebay and get more than what the core return is worth.
Nice unit with no issues. The actuator bar was set at a different spot than my old one but they clearly marked it with red glue stuff so if I moved it they could tell. I left it alone and installed it that way. I then data logged it and this is what I got:
If you have a Bently manual you have a lot more than I had, which was nothing. It took a good 8 hours to do but it really wasn't that hard. Replacing the dmf was a lot worse. I pulled the turbo out from the top of the motor but it could be done from underneath also. I drove the car up on ramps and not jack stands so I was not able to remove the passenger side axle, that is why I went out the top. I can give some help if you have questions, I don't know how detailed the manual is.
I did not find any write up on the internet for the 2006 turbo removal, and I looked a lot for one. If you are located near me I would be happy to donate some time to lend a hand.