This fault can be intermittent even when the vanes are stuck... simply because it is all dependent on driving habit / style.
A gentle cruise through the city with frequent stops may never trigger this fault, where as a steep hill will trigger the
fault code quickly.
There are many Mechanics who are just not familiar with the way your TDi works... if your Mechanic is familiar with
VW TDi engines, then I will not question his troubleshooting process & conclusions.
A simple check is to see where the Vane Actuator Rod / Lever is sitting when the engine is OFF. If the rod / lever
is in the down position, then the vanes are stuck. I have uploaded a new video today showing rod and link movement
while the engine is running.
Get your mechanic to check this operation... if the movement is the same as in my video, then the vanes are fine and
the problem is something else:
After only seven months it could be that the turbo vanes are already stuck... or the intake manifold and EGR Valve are full
of carbon build-up.
I can free-up vanes between 15min to 1/2hr.... in severe cases where the turbo needs to be removed, labor can be more
than 4 hrs.
To find a qualified garage, have a look here: http://autorepair.iatn.net/
enter your location on the left and see if a VW
Specialty Shop comes up.
Sunday, December 9th, 2012 AT 1:42 AM