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I bought this car used 179K miles from a vet. It went in limp mode, I paid $1800 to replace turbo(parts+labor). Now it's in limp mode again. Guy says, I can get code, but you probably need VW specialist. Now dealership wants $160.00 to diagnose the issue. This is breaking me. I bought this car to drive to work and home. I'm rethinking my VW Passat purchase. UGH! :oops::confused:馃槨
 

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At least your mechanic is being honest with you about it, he's not just firing the parts cannon at it on your dime. If not the dealer you still should use a mechanic that specializes in TDIs, there are so many idiosyncracies with these cars/engines that a non-specialist is going to have to do a lot of research while diagnosing.
 

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Right! This is my first TDI and it鈥檚 like they are talking some foreign language when discussing issues. I bought for the gas Mileage I would save, 馃槼. Took to a dealership and 1900$ later, booster sensor had water, booster charger had water, glow plugs replaced. He did tell me turbo was probably ok and not the issue馃う鈥嶁檧锔. All replaced and guaranteed 12k miles on repairs. I鈥檓 going to drive this car until the wheels fall off it! 馃ぃ馃挴馃槀馃う鈥嶁檧锔
 

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Right! This is my first TDI and it鈥檚 like they are talking some foreign language when discussing issues. I bought for the gas Mileage I would save, 馃槼. Took to a dealership and 1900$ later, booster sensor had water, booster charger had water, glow plugs replaced. He did tell me turbo was probably ok and not the issue馃う鈥嶁檧锔. All replaced and guaranteed 12k miles on repairs. I鈥檓 going to drive this car until the wheels fall off it! 馃ぃ馃挴馃槀馃う鈥嶁檧锔
where are you located?
 
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