Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by marco_polo » Fri May 11, 2018 9:26 pm

It's definitely best practice to replace the oil feeds, I would.

Yup, vortex breather can be easily washed out with a bit of detergent/carb cleaner/whatever. :)
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by TimG » Sat May 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Ok so did some investigation today. Got the following video of the movement of the shaft. Would you say this is excessive?

That line around the outside, should that be there or might that be from the blades fouling?

https://youtu.be/l7ZXARmzG18
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by marco_polo » Sat May 12, 2018 7:32 pm

Looks poorly to me, and yes, that line looks like a witness of contact to me.
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by TimG » Sun May 13, 2018 10:17 pm

I cleaned out the breather today. It wasn't blocked and I was relieved to find the vortex type (Would had been really annoyed if it was the loo roll one & blocked as I never checked before! )

Cars going to the garage on Friday so I think I'll order the turbo from Essex Turbo along with the new oil feed and return pipes.

Just throwing it out there as the evidence for broken turbo is pretty damn strong, but is there 'anything' else at all that could cause the car to wine/ howl on throttle and cause limp mode?

Still a small part of me that's surprised the turbo has died at 98k.
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by AP1 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 am

Your egr thermostat is cracked.

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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by TimG » Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 pm

AP1 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 am
Your egr thermostat is cracked.
Yes I know. That's the least of my worries :lol:
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by slindborg » Tue May 15, 2018 2:45 pm

ewwwww, portrait filimg :censored: :censored: :censored: :lol:


anyway, Yep thats buggered. Mine moved about that much.
Its advised to replace the feed/return pipes, I merely cleaned out the feed and had to replace the return due to cutting it to get the turbo off (clamps were in a git of a place/angle).

I know you are taking it in for the work, but I'd really get the pipework/intercooler checked out as its likely to be there that the howl was. My boost leak looked tiny in paddling pool, yet was the total reason for everything, £8 seal in november would have saved me all this grief :lol:

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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by TimG » Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:26 pm
It's definitely best practice to replace the oil feeds, I would.

Yup, vortex breather can be easily washed out with a bit of detergent/carb cleaner/whatever. :)
Just thinking, what's the internals made from on this filter? Assuming no foam at all? I completely submerged the housing and ran water through it to clean it. Should this be ok?
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by marco_polo » Thu May 17, 2018 10:57 pm

I believe it's hollow inside, much like a dyson cone.
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Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Post by slindborg » Fri May 18, 2018 7:07 am

Yep totally hollow.
I ran degreaser and then a splash of unleaded which was left over from soaking the intake manifold, through mine.

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