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200 tdi turbo

Discussion in '200 TDi' started by whitstella, Mar 25, 2019.

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  1. whitstella

    whitstella Active Member

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    Hi

    How easy is it to rebuild a 200tdi turbo.
    Are the rebuild kits any good or are the core swap the way to go.??

    Cheers steve
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member

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    Never rebuilt one, but have changed a few and the biggest issue is always seized nuts/studs in the exhaust side that can be right arses to get out.

    If its a defender unit I think I would try a core, if its a disco one I would just fit a decent 2nd hand one.
     
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    Well worth using stainless nuts to put the turbo back on the manifold - they can be a right PITA to get off the manifold, particularly one at the back. Have a small chisel and hammer ready to "loosen" them.
     
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    As above. I got my rebuilt by the turbo clinic. Haven’t got it back on yet but looked like they did a good job. Taking the whole manifold off helps as you can work on the nuts on the bench. Then definitely replace with stainless.
     
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    If you know your way around a spanner and have a hefty set of circlip pliers, then the core exchange route is economical. But you must prelude the turbo before starting and ensure the oil in and out are vertical. My core was £130. 300tdi, but I doubt there's much difference in price.
     
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