i recently took my car to the local garage as a siren like noise was coming from under the bonnet and i lost power....i suspected the turbo faulty, left it with garage and they confirmed it was also. The car is an astra 1.7cdti 2009
The mechanic checked it wasnt other issues such as vacuum pump/split hose etc so he has tinkered with it
i sourced a reconditioned turbo, gave it to the mechanic and left it with him
recieved a call yesterday from the mechanic to say he has had problems. After working on it and fitting the turbo he said the engine wouldnt cut off when he tried to turn it off, the engine constantly revved then blew up the engine!!!!
in fairness to the mechanic he said he doesnt think it was a problem with the new turbo and that maybe oil had somehow gotten into the engine. Has referred it to his public liability insurance who are sending one of their engineers to look over the car to establish what has happened. Im worried that:
1) an engineer sent by the insurance is biased
2) the mechanic has had the car over a week he could do something to suggest it isnt his fault
3) i dont have a leg to stand on if they try and blame my car
never had a single issue with the car as long as ive had it until now, if they fit a second hand engine the value of my car goes down!
has anyone else had an experience like this? the garage hasnt even provided a courtesy car we have had to fork out for a hire car which is costing hundreds
thanks in advance