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Renault Trafic 03 1.9DCi / Turbo

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Luckyphil, 26 May 2018.

  1. Luckyphil

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    Hi Guys

    Im looking for s heads up on a job I’m thinking of having done on my Trafic

    Ive owned the Van for maybe 11 years its had about 35,000 miles on it , its now got 128,00 in it , its in good nick and well looked after / serviced etc

    There are no problems re running etc , its easily the best early morning starting Van I’ve ever had , I ve got a friend who had a Turbo go on his Vivaro causing a lot of damage , is it worth doing a prevention job rather than a repair ? Ie have a new Turbo fitted ??

    Any idea of cost etc , is it an easy job etc

    Thanks in anticipation of some responses

    Regards

    Phil
     
  2. Burnerman

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    It's a bit of a difficult one Phil.....a worn turbo doesn't have to disintegrate and wreck your motor.
    I would, however, monitor any smoke and oil consumption and maybe take the pipes off from the turbo just to see if the vanes are contacting the aluminium housing. Your turbo has done a lot of spinning!
    There's no great issue with fitting a new or reconditioned turbo and as ever, fresh oil and filters are the secret to long life.
    John :)
     
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