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I have A200 turbo 2006 that after a few minutes drive it

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Hi, I have A200 turbo 2006 that after a few minutes drive it seems like it looses half its power.
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet but I've red that it could be th over valve something...
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?
Customer: 150.000km
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I would like to know where it is and the part number so I can buy before screwing
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if the engine is most likely going into limp in. If the engine controller sees an issue that could cause damage or a safety issue it can limit power. There are dozens of possible causes including electronic throttle control issues, a loss of cam or crank signal, an actual or perceived intake restriction or vacuum leak.

The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a scan tool or code reader to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there based on the findings.

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