Hi. I've been reading and trying to absorb info from this site and decided it was time to join! I bought a 2004 tdi beetle for my wife. It had a bad leak in the plastic piping going to the intercooler which i finally found and fixed. Ran great for a couple of weeks but started noticing increased smoking and went into limp mode with alot of black smoke on acceleration. Took to local mechanic and the turbo is leaking oil and they said the shaft has alot of loose play. They want to replace turbo. I brought it home and have a little time to investigate the problems myself. What do you guys suggest? Hopeful for some good advice. I'm not a diesel mechanic, but I do farm and am always wrenching on something! I figure he's probably right, just want to make sure before I invest in a turbo and time to put it on.