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      07-18-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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320D turbo, should i change/renovate it?

Hey guys.

I have a 2006(2005/10), 320D - E90 with 180.000km on the clock - Always had it maintained and serviced.

I recently got the car remapped and i am very happy about it. My question is, the turbo on this car, is still the same it was born with, and has not been exchanged/renovated.

With 180.000km on the meter, and the recent remap, would it be wise to change/renovate the turbo? - Or is it still to soon?

I can get a new turbo fitted for around 1250-1500$ or i can have it renovated and get 1 year warranty on the renovated turbo for around 500-1000$ fittet.

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      07-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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      07-20-2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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Why would you want to change it???

If its working what's the point in taking it out and replacing?

The hysteria about turbos on the 320d is crazy.....think how many of them are out there and the proportion that fail. Obviously there are issues with these turbos and I've got the same engine as you but if you keep the car serviced regularly then who to say it won't ever fail?

My advice don't get too caught up with the turbo fail posts and only change it If there's a problem.
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      07-20-2011, 03:54 AM   #4
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yeh its only a handful and when they go wrong people come on the internet looking for answers, they why some come here post once about there turbo blown then leave,
there got be tens of thousands of 320ds about everyone cant fail
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As per the above if you think about the hundreds of thousands of units of this car on the road, then the percentage that fail - is infintesimal. IE not even a percentage.

I'd just keep the money it would cost to replace the turbo in a high interest savings account or similar. If it fails you've got the money with no problems, if it doesn't then great when you do finally sell the car you've got some money to spend on something nice
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Wow, mine went at 47K miles with full service history.
If yours has hit 180k Km i'd be on my knees giving thanks to the motoring Gods for my good fortune.
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Hey all. Thx for the advice You are right, i never thought of it that way. I will put the money aside so if i get a broken turbo i can buy a new one

Thanks again!
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Hey all. Thx for the advice You are right, i never thought of it that way. I will put the money aside so if i get a broken turbo i can buy a new one

Thanks again!
No worries mate. Good advice from Mega....bank it!

Hopefully it never goes and if you oil change every 10k miles and let the engine heat up/cool down you should be fine
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