Total Turbo replacement? Brand new OEM price? Rebuilt OEM turbo? Upgraded turbo internals? Upgrade to a bigger bad ass non stock OEM replacement?
$1800.00 for that price: An itemized list of what for here. Labor $ ? Parts $ ? Time ? Warranty on work performed by mechanic? Get a second opinion to these costs before work is started? Has your mechanic done this before, turbo work or has he worked on Kappa's turbo before? Current mileage on your car?
Anything else a concern under the hood while this work is being done? Now would be the time imo. Inspect the old parts after removal, just for a base line to what or why this or that part failed or its condition as of wear and tear, based against current mileage? Previous owner, with unknown usage and maintenance did or did not do before you bought it? You knew that the turbo might be bad, and the cost with replacement after your purchase, you considered the money involved with that, which is a good thing with the Kappa imo. Car is not cheap to repair for major stuff like the turbo, or the WP, or ________ , but if it well maintain it can bring years of permagrin to your face and soul, just like the rest of us out here.
No matter what you do with your turbo, it has to be done, a given. Then the testing phase of the break in period, and maybe some minor tweaking after the replacement. Will there be any new learn up or down with ECM, or maybe the MAF, or TB when your SKY comes alive on the road during this break in period? More than likely a few owners here, can give you some clues to what to look out for, or help to you and your mechanic, after the fact, just in case your not smiling after $ 1800 +/= ? For that kinda of $$$, I would pay close attention to what your car does, or doesn't do after the replacement imo. A few here that I know of, have replaced/rebuilt/upgraded their turbo. They would know first hand, the do's and don'ts about before/after turbo replacement in the Kappa.
Hope all goes well, soon you will be in permagrin land again. Life is good isn't it?
Last edited by LAC Sky; 10-12-2017 at 08:46 AM.