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I haven't been on here for years - My 888 1.9 CDTi has been as good as gold until now ..!
So I need advice on a possible failing turbo. The car is only on around 61,500 miles and is well looked after, but the turbo has started to make a terrible screeching sound (not to be confused with the cool whistle the 1.9 turbo makes in normal use). It doesn't sound like a leaking pipe either but can't be 100% sure at this stage.
I plan to get it tested before committing to buying a new turbo though.
Any ideas on which turbo to get that won't break the bank but won't end up failing in a few months?! I've seen some Garret ones that are refurbished on Ebay. Any good?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turbochar...725701?hash=item53f7166585:g:l7AAAMXQ9qpRW0Nh

Any suggestions for a hybrid turbo perhaps? would I need to adjust the 888 map? What's the best turbo for the 888 map?
Any help greatly appreciated. :)
 

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Stock turbo would be fine on the 888, hybrids obv if your going to be chasing more power or want the car to drive different.

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Thanks for the advice lads. I'll probably stick with the standard Turbo then. I don't particularily need more power gains really as I'm quite happy with the 888 oomph and probably don't want to mess with the map etc.
Any more advice on where to get a good price on a standard turbo? I've foind quite a few ised ones for anything between £120.00 and £250.00 ish. A few refirbished ones around £170-£200 too. The cheapest new one I've found is £320 ish. But it may be a Far East inferior version. Would they be ok I wonder? Has anyone here fitted one of these refurbished ones? There are a few on Ebay. I don't want to buy cheap buy twice obviously not least because of all the labour involved with fitting the turbo and flushing out any blockages in the pipes etc.
Any advice on what to get?
 

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Thanks for the advice lads. I'll probably stick with the standard Turbo then. I don't particularily need more power gains really as I'm quite happy with the 888 oomph and probably don't want to mess with the map etc.
Any more advice on where to get a good price on a standard turbo? I've foind quite a few ised ones for anything between £120.00 and £250.00 ish. A few refirbished ones around £170-£200 too. The cheapest new one I've found is £320 ish. But it may be a Far East inferior version. Would they be ok I wonder? Has anyone here fitted one of these refurbished ones? There are a few on Ebay. I don't want to buy cheap buy twice obviously not least because of all the labour involved with fitting the turbo and flushing out any blockages in the pipes etc.
Any advice on what to get?
Take yours off and send it off for a refurbishment at a turbo specialist just Google it for your area and give them a ring ask them for a turn around time etc do they do your turbo etc some do a price with postage both ways incl
 

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Take yours off and send it off for a refurbishment at a turbo specialist just Google it for your area and give them a ring ask them for a turn around time etc do they do your turbo etc some do a price with postage both ways incl
Thanks again Rob ?. That never occured to me and it's a great suggestion thanks. But I got a second opinion today and it was good news... The turbo is ok! The problem is a leaking gasket under the EGR valve...! Not such a big job hopefully! That's a relief! Anybody know about this fault and what it might entail?
 

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Age would be the main one, they are just a thin tin like metal gasket.

But blanking it off from both parts of the egr will eliminate the issue as well as keep all the crap out the intake.

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Age would be the main one, they are just a thin tin like metal gasket.

But blanking it off from both parts of the egr will eliminate the issue as well as keep all the crap out the intake.

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Hi Dave, thanks for that. How would blanking it off effect the moT test results? Would it be a case of having to take the blanking plate off?
Also is it worth checking the dreaded EGR valve for crap while I'm at it?
 

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Won't effect the mot any as diesels just get a smoke test.

If your blanking it I wouldn't waste any time cleaning the egr as you'll be blanking 1 or both ends of the egr anyways.

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I've been tempted to blank the EGR a few times before but never done it on the advice of the guy who does my MOT tests. He says that blanking the EGR can cause clogging in other parts and that it can effect the emissions tests..! I don't know what to think because a few guys -you included - have said that it's safe to do. hmmm ... what to do?!
 

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The egr is a pipe that runs from the turbo manifold along the side of the engine through an egr cooler to the valve then into the intake manifold, there's nothing to clog up as all the crap which would go into the intake and clog that up goes out the exhaust.

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With all due respect, your MOT guy doesn't know his **** from his elbow. The whole point of blanking the EGR is to prevent parts getting clogged not cause it
 

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With all due respect, your MOT guy doesn't know his **** from his elbow. The whole point of blanking the EGR is to prevent parts getting clogged not cause it
Aye-fair enough. He does tend to go by the book! I'm not sure why he said that actually. Anyway it's all by the by now because I just had some bad news again. It IS the turbo that's buggered. Arent they supposed to be pretty hardy? I've only done 61k miles. So ... anyone know wheres a good place to find a reconditioned Turbo??
 

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Turbos are hit and miss, some last the whole life of the car skirt go with 50k miles, looking at the paper work for the 156(same Garret set up as the 1.9s) it had a new turbo/ inter cooler when it was just over a year old.

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Thanks for the replies you two. Any ideas which turbo to get? I've found a few remanufactured ones but they seem to be rated for 150bhp. My car is mapped by 888 to around 200bhp. Will the standard turbo that comes with the 1.9cdti engine really be ok? I want to source one but I'm not sure where to get one and which one I should get! Garret? any advice out there? Cheers all.
 
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