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Philm9394   
Thu Feb 27 2014, 01:10pm
Member No: #34307
Joined: Feb 14 2014
Location: Portarlington
Well just had my 1.6hdi returned today after having new turbo installed at a cost of €1630. List of things replaced: Turbo Unit, EGR Valve, Exhaust Bracket, Oil Feed, Oil Pick Up, Turbo Return Pipe, Banjo Bolts, Air & Oil Filters, sump was also taken off and cleaned and full service.

Mechanic stripped some parts also and cleaned all carbon off, just wondering does this sound like the job was done properly and should I be worried that the same problem should crop up again soon.

Really considering selling the car now as I've lost all confidence in it and can't afford a bill of this size anytime again soon.
Web Admin Only   
Fri Feb 28 2014, 02:03am

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Location: Northumberland
Sounds like the job was done thoroughly so keep a hold of the car and get some use out of your financial investment.
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 Philm9394 (28 Feb 2014 : 06:52)
BigJohnD   
Fri Feb 28 2014, 04:16am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Yes, and change the oil on or before 20,000 km/12,500 miles.

Failure to thoroughly change the oil on schedule is the usual cause of turbo failure.
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 Philm9394 (28 Feb 2014 : 06:52)
riven1962   
Fri Feb 28 2014, 07:03am
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Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Philm9394 wrote ...

Thanks lads, but really am nervous now and am thinking that this now is just gonna be a recurring problem or am I being overly paranoid. Beautiful car and driving beautifully now but I have decided to sell.

A bit paranoid. As others have said, just get the oil changed at regular intervals and you will be fine. Poor maintenance is usually the cause of turbo problems. These turbo units are fitted to thousands of other make of cars and they all don't blow up.
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 Philm9394 (28 Feb 2014 : 07:10)
Philm9394   
Fri Feb 28 2014, 07:14am
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Joined: Feb 14 2014
Location: Portarlington
Thanks riven, my concern is not the turbo as i've been told they are generally faultless in themselves, I'm just worried that there is some other underlying unidentified problem with the engine which is causing the turbo to blow, also my mechanic has recommended that I have the oil and filters done again in about 1000km just for good measure (if I decide to keep it).
BigJohnD   
Fri Feb 28 2014, 10:23am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Philm9394 wrote ...

my mechanic has recommended that I have the oil and filters done again in about 1000km just for good measure (if I decide to keep it).

Sound advice

I always flush out the oil ways when changing the oil and after well over 100,000 miles with two DV6s not had any problems.

Positive care and not benign neglect is the best prevention.
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 Philm9394 (28 Feb 2014 : 12:04)
FrankBullitt   
Sat Mar 01 2014, 03:16am

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Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Philm9394 wrote ...

Also I have been told that the only way to guarantee the turbo wont blow again is to get an engine replacement, which has also dented my confidence

Whoever told you that wasn't worth listening to!

Having had the work done keep on top of servicing and you'll be fine
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 Philm9394 (01 Mar 2014 : 05:58)
Philm9394   
Sat Mar 01 2014, 06:05am
Member No: #34307
Joined: Feb 14 2014
Location: Portarlington
Thanks lads, I have decided to hold onto the car and treat it with alot of TLC. Starting to feel a bit more confident about the car given what everyone here is saying, basically now its up to me to get it serviced at regular intervals preferable before its 12500 mile recommended service interval. Again thanks to all for your feedback and assistance
DeuxChevaux   
Sat Mar 01 2014, 10:27am
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Joined: Nov 21 2010
Location: North Norfolk UK
I've always done services on mine at about 9k ish since it was new. I'd enjoy your car as others have said but would throw in an extra oil change after 2 or 3k has been done - oils cheap
Philm9394   
Sat Mar 01 2014, 05:44pm
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Joined: Feb 14 2014
Location: Portarlington
Cheers DeuxChevaux, yeah my mechanic has recommended an oil and filter change after 1000km just for good measure, certainly wouldn't hurt it
Web Admin Only   
Wed Mar 12 2014, 04:51am

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Location: Northumberland
For anyone else with a blown Turbo: (1.6 or 2.0 HDi)

Turbocharger Failure

Turbos fail for a reason, usually air or oil related. Here are the main causes of turbocharger failure:

Lack of lubricating oil or oil delay;
Foreign material or dirt in the lubricating system;
Oil break-down;
Foreign material in exhaust or air-filtration systems;
Material and workmanship

Carbonised oil is also a major cause of failure of the turbo

Carbon may build up and may block oil feed to turbocharger. This can occur in, but is not limited to the following areas:

Filter at engine block
In-line filter on oil feed pipe to turbo
Oil return pipe from turbo to engine block
Internal oil galleries inside the engine block

Ensure you check all other areas for signs of carbon build up/ blockages.

We strongly recommend that you find and rectify the reason why your old turbocharger failed before installing the new one.

The following important parts MUST be changed :

Oil feed pipe, air filter, oil filter, banjo bolts & washers, drain pipe, the sump removed and cleaned along with the oil pump pickup strainer.

There is a very high risk of damaging your new turbocharger if you fail to do so.

For a full list of suitable Low Saps oils - Click Here -
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