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2004 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2004 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Mid-Size
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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October 13, 2012, 3:07 am

Eliseu V
 

Question: A vein on the impeller of the turbocharger broke. Where can I look to find this piece?

The piece of vein that broke off from the impeller of the turbocharger is missing. Where can I look for it? Or where will the piece end up? Will is damage my engine if not found?
VW Passat 1.9 TDI


October 21, 2012, 10:41 am

Elizabeth K
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The critical question is how long was the engine running and at what rpm when the failure occurred? If you shut it down immediately, then the piece will either be in the intake plenum or combustion chambers of the engine, and it can do damage so it must be removed.

If it's already been driven for a while and the engine is still running, then it is possible that it has blown through the engine without doing damage. A soft material (like aluminum) will not damage your engine. Anything hard, likely will.


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