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      05-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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turbo replacement

when should a turbo be changed on a e90 320d
its a 2006 m sport model ?

roughly how much should i be looking to pay if i do it in advance.
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      05-26-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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err.. it shouldn't?
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sorry this is my first turbo car, i thought it would be needed to be changed after a certain time like an cambelt
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Yes, it should be changed every 18,000 miles or 2 years, whichever is the sooner.
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Yes, it should be changed every 18,000 miles or 2 years, whichever is the sooner.
i stand corrected!!
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Tsssk...........On a serious note, what is the average life of a turbo on a D? I supose if you are the type of person who likes to drive cars with galactic mileage then getting a turbo refurb at say 100K might make better sense than waiting for it to blow and wreck the engine. All good in theory but I know that some have died at less than 50k which makes it a total lottery.
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every 18k? my car is currently on 77k and has never had it done.. would it be worth doing? and roughly how much should i be looking to pay?
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      05-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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He was joking. Most turbo cars will never need them replacing.

It's a bit like a steering rack in the sense that it will likely never fail but the chances of failure grow with age.
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Mine went at <47k.
Warranty invoice states 1250 ish + VAT...

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every 18k? my car is currently on 77k and has never had it done.. would it be worth doing? and roughly how much should i be looking to pay?


If you stick to the service intervals and change the oil often enough, I do mine every 7k miles. It should last. I also let the car idle for a few minutes after a drive but I read this isn't really necessary on modern turbo diesel. Won't do any harm though.
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If you search on here there seem to be quite a few that have expired at around 70 - 80k miles. But then I guess that problems on forums represent a very small percentage of cars sold... Mine is on 78k with no turbo issues (yet - touches wood!)
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