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Old July 12th, 2018, 10:06   #1
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: East TN
Fuel Economy: 48 mpg
Default Turbo Problem

My car started making this siren like sound with a sudden lose of power and threw the "glow plug" light into a flashing frenzy. I suspect the turbo. My DPF has been "unclogged." I just have a few questions. ALSO, I seem to be losing coolant quite frequently, about once a month I top it off with VW G-13 or Distilled water.

1. Does the oil cooler have anything to do with the turbo?

2. Any advice on replacing/rebuilding the turbo?

3. What COULD be the problem?

Thanks for the advice.

Last edited by bananaman82; July 16th, 2018 at 07:43. Reason: Added information regarding problem in original post.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 20:11   #2
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1. Yes. But, why do you ask?

2. More info required to determine relevance, see below.

Have you pulled codes with VCDS or equivalent?
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Old July 15th, 2018, 15:26   #3
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No I have not pulled the codes yet. I am pretty sure my oil cooler/lines are leaking oil. I ordered the xtool Vag401 to read the code. But it hasnt come in yet.
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Old July 17th, 2018, 15:51   #4
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Had the same symptoms as you on my 2011. Mine eventually went into limp mode and had the car towed to the dealer. Turned out to be the actuator. The dealer replaced the entire turbo along with the actuator. Everything covered under the post-fix extended warranty. Thank god. Hopefully your dealer will do the same for you.
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