I blew the turbo in my 05 BEW about a year ago at 310k miles.
I decided to make it a go-fast project & relied heavily on the KermaTDI crew. On teardown, I was surprised at the great condition of everything except the turbo (journal bearing failed & the spool grenaded itself… big clean up!). The oil was in EVERYTHING & I’m glad mine was pre-DPF.
What model is your TDI & what are you aims for the rebuild?
It's a 2013 tdi se. 128k miles. Was due for a timing belt and water pump (timing belt making noise when cold this winter. Went away after warm up)
Highway speed started to hear a high pitch whine that got worse for about 15 sec and then the car just bogged down. Limped it home and then got it to the dealer.
They said the turbo froze. Nothing about it blowing apart. They wanted 11k to fix it all with the timing belt and water pump ($1900 on it's own for both). The tech said it was bad luck that it didn't give more warning.
Their list was turbo, intercooler, dpf, oil pump and flush the motor 3x. Plus all the hoses etc. I still have a loan on this car so I really don't have anything to lose at this point.
I bought the Haynes manual and have already started in on it. I have the air filter box and all related out from the front end to the turbo. I have the battery and tray out. I found a part number placard on the side of the turbo and got a pic of it so I think I'm good with ordering the right thing. It starts getting more complicated from here.
I'm decent at wrenching but don't have experience with diesel or turbo. Out of all the stuff I've watched on YouTube I found a couple that were really well done and helpful. Problem is they do it two different ways. One guy does the work from below that is needed while the other goes in through the passenger wheel well.
Looks like intercooler starts with removing the bumper. I have a modest set of tools but do have access to more through friends, family and my favorite- buying new tools for myself.
Any info for parts, links to info or anything else anyone cares to share is greatly appreciated!