Modern turbo diesels

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 09:47
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G'day all,
O.k so we know that the turbo diesel is all the go for towing,touring road work and that if properly maintained the engine should be good for over 500k but what of the turbo itself.Will the turbo itself see out the life of the engine or is it likely to need replacement before that ?
I know there are some examples of some diesels running around with over 650k and was wondering if they are on their second turbo?
cheers mark
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Reply By: tex1972 - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 11:27

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 11:27
G'day Marcus turbo life depends a lot on how you treat it, be kind and let them "run down" before shutting the engine off. Use a good brand of oil suitable for a turbo diesel and change it and the oil filter regularily. I have worked on turboed engines in trucks , tractors and earthmoving machinery and found that 9 times out of ten you will have to replace a turbo or two before an engine overhaul is needed. But please note most of these machines work a lot harder for a lot longer than your average 4wd. Hope this helps Brad
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:29

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:29
The only ones I have replaced on customers cars are the early 2.5 pajero turbo. At that stage Mitsubishi used to change them at the 80 000 km service in our area.
We had them done after market and never had a drama and the car was sold with 400 000 plus k's on it.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:35

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:35
turbos should last as long as the motor does, and be rebuilt with the motor. However, bad warm downs and bad oil choice aswell as bad servicing and dropping them in water doesnt help their cause.
Sometimes looking for extra power can cause over boosting...that shoetens their life aswell...but as a rule of thumb, they are very simple things that should not wear out or need maintenance if oil is kept up to them....
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Follow Up By: Frank - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 01:49

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 01:49
Hi Andrew,
I just purchased a reconditioned turbo and would like to know if you could help me out with a couple of issues. It came supplied with an oil accumulator. I plan to install it sometime next week and would like some advise. Also, when I was last over to try those wheels of yours, you had a couple of spacers that we tried out. Do you still have them.
I've misplaced your phone number, could you please email me at
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Reply By: ianmc - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 22:01

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 22:01
My 2.5 Triton has done 240,000kms & turbo is untouched. Always had a timer set to 1 minute, sometimes more for arduous stuff. Mechanic says they should last life of motor so well see?
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