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      10-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Is my turbo about to die?

Hi guys, I've recently bought an E90 320d 2007 pre lci. The car has 46000 miles on it, and since I picked it up I've been getting a siren like noise coming from the engine bay. A quick search on-line suggests my turbo is about to give up the ghost. Luckily the car is a BMW approved used, so comes with 1 years warranty. I would just like to get a few opinions from people who have experienced this problem before I go back to the dealer. I've made a short video of the noise. Please excuse the crappy quality.
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      10-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Shouldn't sound like that at all. Back to dealer under complaint.
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      10-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Maybe they put a supercharger in there
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      10-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Maybe they put a supercharger in there
I wish
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      10-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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Shouldn't sound like that at all. Back to dealer under complaint.
Much as I suspected. Thanks Dave.
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      10-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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Deffo turbo failure. I've had the exact same thing before.
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      10-08-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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Deffo turbo failure. I've had the exact same thing before.
Thanks buddy. I've emailed the video clip to the salesman I bought the car from, but today is his day off. Should hopefully hear something back tomorrow.
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      11-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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hmmmm, mine doesn't sound as bad as that I don't think but does seem to make bit of a whistling noise, can anyone advise how much 'whistling' is normal? my 330D (late 2007 pre LCI) is my first Diesel/first turbo'd car so no idea if it's not meant to whistle at all or if a bit is to be expected. Seems to drive OK but would be good to know ASAP if the turbo is past its best, maybe I should get a video together...
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      11-17-2012, 03:15 AM   #9
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Definitely turbo. Mine did the exact same. Get it into BMW before the turbo disintegrates and wrecks the engine
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      11-17-2012, 03:27 AM   #10
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Definitely turbo. Mine did the exact same. Get it into BMW before the turbo disintegrates and wrecks the engine
Yeah had it replaced about a month ago. Bmw took it in as soon as they saw the video and replaced it no questions asked.
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What engine,
320d four pot Carl.
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320d four pot Carl.
Yes only the wheezy 320d unfortunately. Quite a different driving a experience from my E92 M3!
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Good result.
Thank goodness for the AUC warranty!
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      11-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #16
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Hi all,

Mines started to sound the same, I've recorded a video this morning, sounds like its on the way out too



I have got the BMW performance kit fitted too, not sure if that would effect how the turbo sounds.

James.
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Looking forward to hearing what BMW have to say about mine (exact same whine):
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OK, so turbo diagnosed as needing replacement. Getting a new turbo today within BMW AUC warranty. Well done BMW Williams Manchester. Car's got ~45k on the clock (out of which I've done ~600 miles tops)
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a friend of mine is a tech at williams in manchester, its worrying how many diesel turbos he is replacing, 530d and 320d are the worst for it apparently

i wonder if the CBS has anything to do with it (ie. 18k oil changes on diesels)
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a friend of mine is a tech at williams in manchester, its worrying how many diesel turbos he is replacing, 530d and 320d are the worst for it apparently

i wonder if the CBS has anything to do with it (ie. 18k oil changes on diesels)
It would be interesting to know some percentages of failures, as there are a massive number of 320d:s out there. On the other, so are VW 2.0TDI:s and I haven't heard of turbo problems in those cars. VW driver profile is probably different from a BMW one though.

When buying the car I thought 45k is nothing so wasn't initially worried about the whine but it's gotten worse quite quickly. Big thanks to Williams Manchester for dealing with the problem promptly.
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Glad you got it sorted. My 325d had same problem at 52k
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Guys, im looking for help too, poor MPG, about 35mpg max, I took out and cleaned the egr valve ( point to note, it was really dirty ) when i was packing up again I noticed a loose aluminum pipe running accross the bottom of the engine bay that had broken off, I think its the intercooler pipe but not sure, what damage if any am i causing by driving ? what should be in this pipe ? water ? oil ? air ?
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