My wife has been driving the car a lot since I have been working from home. Last week, she mentions that the car just doesn't feel as zippy as it used it.
I drive it mid last week and flooring it from a dead stop is not producing the thrill it used to. I'm getting nothing. I've been in mini-vans with better pickup.
I schedule an appt with the mechanic for today. I bring it in and he says turbo is locked up / not spooling /etc. Turbos only had ~ 65k miles. That seems kind of early.
He also tells me this can sometimes kill the engine as blocked oil just goes back into the engine or something.
So a few questions:
1) ~ how much should it cost to replace the turbos. parts + labor
2) Is this true about the engine being adversely affected by a locked turbo?
3) my wife thinks 2 weeks since she noticed drop in power. maybe 3 max. If we were driving it relatively lightly (not trying to race around) was this enough to cause damage if #2 is correct
4) How f^%#'d am i?