- Mazda 6 2.2D
Actually Stevie didn't tell me for free. I told him that I "think" my turbo is knackered and asked for a quote, so he quoted me and said it is probably a pin or something in the turbo itself.stevie at turboshack knows his stuff and is not normally far away with his prices and he will have to give a warranty whether you want it or not. when he says 3/4 days work he probably means he needs that time to get the car done. how much have you already spent getting a diagnosis at the main dealers when stevie told you the problem for free.
I called Mazda and they told me that the most likely issue is a split pipe which is a known issue and they would at least he able to diagnose it easily, so I took a chance and they confirmed the turbo was knackered. I had hoped that they might contribute something towards the repair considering my car has an excellent dealer service history but unfortunately not. They charged me £90 for the diagnosis.
I have no reason whatsoever to doubt this is the time it takes and he gets an excellent rep, however I don't have £1,200 to spare right now.
A friend of mine recommend a place on eBay who sell reconditioned turbos and also a guy who is apparently a Mazda specialist near Ballymena. I spoke with him and he said he'd swap out the turbo for around £250. The recon turbo was £500. It's booked in to be replaced early March. I'll update here out of interest on how it goes.
Thanks for all the help so far everyone