Problem with my cdti 1.7 turbo (I think)
Sorry to reply with a question, but despite being correctly logged in I can never post a new thread in the technical questions forum, weird.
My car has for some time had a noisy turbo, a siren like whistle that is annoying, but the turbo itself was never reported to be malfunctioning. However my other half has today had to abandon the car, having been able to reach a maximum of around 40mph. She also says that the first thing she notices was the whistle, that was really loud.
I think it's safe to say that this is an isolated problem of the turbo being knackered, but perhaps somebody with a little more experience than I may have another answer. If so I'd like to know. Apparently the maintenance lamp was coming on and off, but when my other half plugged my error scanner in, nothing came up. That may be because the lamp was currently off mind.
Anyway does this sound familiar? Can anybody help? If it is the turbo, would it be an easy enough job to do myself? To date I've successfully changed the brakes, done a service and replaced the intercooler, so i'm reasonably confident with some jobs.
Any advice would be greatly received.