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Most likely the turbo. Remove the pipe.going onto the turbo inlet and see if the shaft of the turbo moves freely.
Looks like you've bought a car that wasnt looked after. I've this all to often.

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If there was a big pop i would get all of the turbo hoses checked, one may have split
 

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By the way as it does sound like your turbo, be advised this is not a cheap job.

Usually the labour involved is more intensive so this is what bumps up the price. However, when mine went on my old car, I bought a replacement reconditioned turbo from a local scrapyard for about £40.

It may be worth looking into this option to keep the price as low as possible.

Good Luck
 

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By the way as it does sound like your turbo, be advised this is not a cheap job.

Usually the labour involved is more intensive so this is what bumps up the price. However, when mine went on my old car, I bought a replacement reconditioned turbo from a local scrapyard for about £40.

It may be worth looking into this option to keep the price as low as possible.

Good Luck

Thanks, yeah the guy that's fixing it says hell do that anyway. I'm so glad I didn't get towed to a garage!
 

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If you've just passed your test that is never a great experience (daunting also if you are around 17/18 mark).

I went for a 106 as it was the most I could afford at 17/18. It never let me down once and the best bit is I sold it for the same amount I bought it for after doing 30k miles in it too.

Anyway.... buying used cars is like playing the lottery. You either get a winner or a loser.
 

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If you've just passed your test that is never a great experience (daunting also if you are around 17/18 mark).

I went for a 106 as it was the most I could afford at 17/18. It never let me down once and the best bit is I sold it for the same amount I bought it for after doing 30k miles in it too.

Anyway.... buying used cars is like playing the lottery. You either get a winner or a loser.
Yeah i passed in October and bought the car December. Although I'm 28 so I think I delay woth the situation better than I would have done when I was 18 !

A couple of guys pulled over to see if I was ok, they seem suprised I wasn't in a flap !!

It's a shame because it did feel like I'd got a great deal especially for my first car. Ah well you win some you loose some eh !
 

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Well when you get your next car dont be put off Peugeot all together. I think you have just had a bad experience there.

The 206 or 207 are good choices and have good reliability ratings but as I said it really is a lucky dip with whether you get a car well looked after, or a car on its last legs.

If you dont go with Peugeot, Japanese cars have unrivaled reliability, such as Honda, Nissan etc

Hope all goes well Monday ;)

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Well when you get your next car dont be put off Peugeot all together. I think you have just had a bad experience there.

The 206 or 207 are good choices and have good reliability ratings but as I said it really is a lucky dip with whether you get a car well looked after, or a car on its last legs.

If you dont go with Peugeot, Japanese cars have unrivaled reliability, such as Honda, Nissan etc

Hope all goes well Monday ;)

Matt
Just a note there. Honda and nissan and toyota for that matter give serioud problems also. Google toyota burning oil, honda dual flywheels and nissan engine problems and you'll won't come up short. Peugeot are as good or bad as any of them. Its all about how you mind them. Minding a car that has cost someone thousands is no on a list of priorities of alot of people and they come onto forums giving out about their bad experiences with a particular manufacturer.

The car above simply was not looked after by whoever and now its back to bite someone in the ass.

Regarding fitting a secondhand recon turbo, failure will be imminent again if the fitting procedure is not adhered to. That engine is most likely rubhish at this stage anyway as all the oil galleries will be blocked with tar like oil. It'll have to be engine flushed 3 times at least with a new oil and filter each time. The sump to be removed and the oil pickup replaced along with the oil feed to the turbo, also removing the gauze filter that is built into the union where the oil feed pipe connects to the block. The oil drain from the turbo needs to be replaced also.
I've seen turbos fail within two weeks if the procedure is not followed to the tee. Also no turbo supplier will guarantee one of these turbos as they know about that most fellas haven't a clue in how to fit them.
If i was you id get the best specialist possible to fit this turbo and not some bombsite motors (to quote chopper)

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bombsite motors lol seen a few of those garages

I would have to agree with above both on other cars reliability and how much work is involved in fixing turbo failure PROPERLY

I have 4 cars on the road at any given time and all can be unreliable especialy in the last week !!

Subaru legacy twin turbo reliable most of the time but thirsty low mileage import

Renault espace v6 reliable and surprisingly economical does 15000 miles every year abused daily but looked after has 180,000 miles

406 till recently reliable but has been a battle over last month just worn out after 400,000 miles yes you read correctly ! being replaced soon

Our most reliable car is also the oldest and roughest a 1990 escort cabriolet always starts rarely gives trouble needs a rebuild soon or it will be past saving bodywise :) mileage at least twice round the clock !
 

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Thanks all for your comments :)

It is with a mechanic now, he is quite specialist and a family friend. he owns a business that takes in specialist racing vehciles so I know it is in good hands. I have told him to hang on for it as long as he can, I just want to make sure it is working again before I get rid.

I fully understand faults can happen with any brand and it is down to previous owners. Seems I have been well and truly shafted.

I am actually very interested in mechanics and where I can take in as much info as possible and do research when necessary. I am not put off by Peugeot but in future I will be mind full of where I buy a car from!

i don't understand why any one would part with so much cash, then not look after their car. It was one of the major things I was taught when I learned to drive. Maybe I am a bit of a geek I just like getting my head under the bonnett lol:eek:
 

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Alot of people take their cars for granted and dont think that it needs maintenance. A sad but true fact.

I agree with you, I cannot get my head round it but I often find those with the messier cars (with crap all over the seats and footwells) often are the culprits of being disorganised and therefore not great with looking after their investment.
 

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Alot of people take their cars for granted and dont think that it needs maintenance. A sad but true fact.

I agree with you, I cannot get my head round it but I often find those with the messier cars (with crap all over the seats and footwells)
You seen my car then :)

My car is very messy sometimes rarely gets washed but i do look after the mechanical side of things but then some people do not know that the grinding noise when they brake is going to cost them more now because they now need discs too :)

That ticking noise they hear when they open the windows might be nothing but might also be because there is no oil in engine and oil sender is broken then they complain when a new engine costs them 2 grand :)
 
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