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Turbo= not working

2003 audi a4 1.8t quattro (60k miles):

check engine light on, error code says turbo/sensor etc. Turbos do not hiss when accelerating, gas mileage has dropped, car is slower which leads me to beleive the turbo is out. Are there a few things i can try to fix the turbo myself or do i need to take it to a dealership right away? can i continue driving w/o fixing or am i going to risk blowing the engine?

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Most likely the turbo is gone. What ever part of the turbo went, just replace the entire turbo. Not serviceable 99% of the time. The engine will not like being driven for any extended period of time with a bad turbo.

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