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I own a 2016 Vitara 1.4S Allgrip and last week my EML came on.

The car has 34500 miles on it and service history is fully up to date.

Dealer has advised the waste gate valve has jammed closed and is charging £1650 for replacement of the turbo!

Surely a waste gate should be a part in itself not let alone it shouldn't fail at such low mileage!

Anyone else had any similar issues with the turbo?
 

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The way you have this worded, it sounds as if the wastegage issue took out the turbo as well (as opposed to just having a replacement wastegate need) you now require both components, no? :whistle:
 

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No the waste gate has jammed closed! The dump valve is working fine and so is the turbo itself (drove the car for 2 days after the light came on before the dealer could fit it in).

Just means boost is applied all the time and that screws fuel economy big time.
 

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That's what confusing. You said that the turbo needs replacing.

So in other words...you need to know what caused the wastegate to jam shut, then can that condition be fixed / corrected. And lastly...if the wastegate proper is bad can it be replaceable as a single component. :) Right?

Also is there an error / scan code associated with the dash light?
 

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Waste gate in these I think is integral to the turbo housing. Have a chat to a specialist turbo repair shop, most can be un welded or drilled out, the shaft hole reamed out and the waste gate assembly re fitted. Very common on the old rhb21a Hitachi turbo in the early 1980,s
Usually caused by a tiny but of corrosion on the main waste gate shaft causing it to bind in the housing.
 
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Hopefully your extended warranty will take care of it anyway.
 

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So yes the waste gate is integral to the turbo.

Code P2263 detected.

Old turbo back at mine and first chance post a well deserved week off, so I remove the clip retaining the acctuator arm the remove the arm from the pin and with no more than my fingers I can open and close the waste gate!

Get the feeling the "stealer" ripped me off!!

I will be paying them and their service manager a visit this coming week!!!!!
 

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All stealers are the same these days, they fix and repair nothing, if somethings faulty they just replace it. They make more money out of it.
 

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That's quite usual for a dealer. They aren't specialists, so all they do is unbolt stuff and stick on a new one. A lot don't do much beyond sticking a computer on it. Proper mechanic diagnosing stuff is a vanishing skill. Not enough money in it. Unless there's a warranty involved it would have paid you to go to a turbo specialist. They at least could have given you another option repair or replace. That's assuming in the first place you knew it was the Turbo. If the visit was occasioned by a "it's running wrong" then how are you to know? Chalk it up to experience.
 
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