After talking to the mechanic about my car, I wanted to ask y'all about a few of the things he told me to make sure they're on base.
The initial issue was a misfire when warm and around 65-70 mph. Took it to the mechanic and he thought these might be the issues. I don't want the thing to be shot, but if it's the turbo, I'm looking at a $1K minimum bill from him to replace it.
- He told me that there was oil past the turbo and on the cold side of the intercooler in significant quantities, meaning that the turbo was very likely shot. Is that within the realm of possibility or just a base symptom?
- Also, he mentioned that the car was burning a substantial amount of oil, possibly greater than spec.
- When he pulled the plugs/coils to try to figure out the misfire, he said the spark plugs were already coked even though they are at max 1000 miles old. I believe this because I've seen it myself. He thinks this is related to oil that's getting into the intake and into the engine. Does that sound right?
Would a failed turbo and oil getting into the intake lead to misfires at load? That doesn't sound right.