Is replacing a turbo an expensive job?
I have a 10 year old Kia Cee’d and my garage has just identified that the turbo is producing a whistling noise on acceleration. They also gave me the impression that to replace the turbo would be an expensive job. I was hoping to get a few more years out of my car. Could you tell me how much it would be to replace the turbo? Will the car work without it?
£1000 - £1500 to replace the turbo. You would also need to replace the turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes because carbonised oil in them probably led to oil starvation of the turbo bearing. No, the car won't run properly without the turbo.
Answered by Honest John on