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Skoda Octavia turbo charger cleaning

2005 Skoda Octavia Problem

The Problem:

having trouble with turbo shutting down (going into limp mode at about 3000/3500 revs). to reset I turn off ignition and restart, then works fine again. Soto try and cure I have purchased an "AB DIESEL TURBO CLEANER KIT". However I don't mind attempting using the kit by following the instructions, which are limited, but I need to know whereabouts the TURBO is located and if it's sensible for an amateur to do this without cocking it up.
Any advice would be most welcome

Ref#15387
CarSkoda Octavia 2.0 diesel manual estate 2005
Year2005
OwnerJeff Saunders
Posted20/07/2013


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Solution 1

whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 9046 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Those who use the Diesel Turbo Cleaner have to have sufficient know how of the working of vehicle engines and turbo charged systems in order to reduce the chance of possible faults and consequential damage. If you do not have sufficient knowledge please do not attempt this treatment and ask a garage or mechanic to do it for you.

Would be wise to heed this advice especially as you admit you dont even know where the turbo is on car .


Posted on Sunday 21st of July 2013
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Solution 2

roverman | Driver | Since: Apr 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 383 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

possible turbo overboost have you had car scanned to check for any faults could be map sensor fault


Posted on Monday 22nd of July 2013
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Solution 3

bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1443 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Would agree with the good advice you have already been given and it,s most likley a faulty turbo,but further check,s on boost pressure would be required prior to condemning it and check all your small hoses are intact from your boost pressure regulator.


Posted on Wednesday 24th of July 2013
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