Dead Turbo needs replacing in 1.6 dooper
A few months ago the DPF went in the car, so I got that removed and the car remapped, then about 2 weeks ago the car lost power (still drove) and wouldnt get past about 40mph whilst flooring it on the motorway, was very sluggish and wouldnt go up hills.
Took it back to the place it was remapped and they said the EGR has gone on it, thats been replaced and its still driving the same.
They have told me the turbo is shattered and the bearings are falling to pieces so I need a new turbo.
I have a few questions, did the EGR need doing if the problem was the turbo? He said it was very blocked.
Is it worth buying a new turbo at £540 or getting a re-manufactured one for £450?
They also recommended the oil pick up pipe needs replacing, it needs a full oil change and an oil pressure test to ensure the turbo doesnt die again.
Both me and the mechanic have spoken to a turbo company who recommends the following work, is this essential?
TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED PIPE + BANJO BOLTS MUST BE CHANGED
OIL PUMP SHOULD BE REMOVED AND CHECKED
SUMP MUST BE REMOVED AND CLEANED
CHECK THAT THE ENGINE HAS THE LATEST SPECIFICATION SUMP AND DIPSTICK
OIL STRAINER (PICK UP) MUST BE REMOVED AND REPLACED DUE TO RESIDUAL CARBON/SLUDGE BUILD UP
OIL COOLER AND OIL FILTER HOUSING ASSEMBLY SHOULD BE REMOVED AND CLEANED
WHILST OIL FILTER HOUSING IS REMOVED, OIL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE MUST BE REPLACED
CHARGE AIR COOLER TO BE REMOVED, CLEANED THOUROUGHLY AND ANY OIL INSIDE DRAINED
INLET AND OUTLET HOSES TO BE CHECKED FOR DAMAGE/DEBRIS AND CLEANED
EXHAUST SYSTEM TO BE CHECKED FOR CONTAMINATION/BLOCKAGE (CATALYST, DPF etc.)
VEHICLES WITH DPF: CARRY OUT STATIC REGENERATION ACCORDING TO MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES
BRAKE VACUUM PUMP TO BE REMOVED AND CHECKED FOR DEBRIS/CARBON - CLEAN AS NECCISARY
NEW OIL FILTER AND OIL TO BE FITTED
FUEL INJECTOR GASKETS MUST BE REPLACED
OIL DRAIN PIPE CHECKED FOR BLOCKAGE/RESTRICIONS AND CLEAN/REPLACE AS NECCISARY
ENGINE BREATHER SYSTEM MUST BE CHECKED AND CLEANED/REPLACED AS NECCISARY
OIL FLOW MUST BE CHECKED:
o FIT TURBOCHARGER TO ENGINE LEAVING OIL RETURN PIPE OFF
o INSTALL A LONGER OIL RETURN LINE AND FEED INTO SUITABLE CONTAINER
o START ENGINE AND IDLE FOR 60 SECONDS, THEN SWITCH OFF ENGINE
o MEASURE VOLUME OF OIL IN CONTAINER – 60 SECONDS OF IDLE SHOULD PRODUCE AT LEAST 0.3 LITRES OF OIL
o REPEAT THE TEST TWO OR THREE TIMES TO CONFIRM OIL FLOW IS CORRECT AND CONSISTANT
o DURING THIS TEST DO NOT ALLOW THE ENGINE TO RUN BELOW MINIMUM OIL LEVEL!!
o VEHICLE SHOULD BE DRIVEN 20 TO 30 MILES THEN OIL AND FILTER REPLACED AGAIN
o ENGINE-SIDE OIL FEED BANJO BOLT MUST ALSO BE REPLACED AFTER VEHICLE IS DRIVEN 20 TO 30 MILES
o ADVISE CUSTOMER THAT OIL, OIL FILTER AND OIL FEED BANJO BOLTS CHANGE PERIOD CHANGED TO EVERY 3000 MILES