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    Cool turbo ????????????????????????????????

    hi how should the turbo on a 1.9 vectra cdti last the was bought on 3k from the main vaxhall garage in northampton and has had an oil change every 10k using only vaxhalls own 5.30 long life oil now at 77k the turbo needs changing is this to short a life ????????????????

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    Depends on how its been treated, left to cool down after a run and not shut down hot as that burns the oil and cloggs up the turbo oil ways.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Drive the car untill it blows blue-ish smoke from the back

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    as above, its all about how its been treated.

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    how has the turbo failed?

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    as for how its driven i let it warm up in the morning and never nail then just turn it off
    i let tick over for a minuete or two took the car to the garage as it was making a whistling sound on load was told its the turbo thats gone

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    the trouble is my car is a working car so i must have that i can jump in to and go any were in the uk

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    Both my cars have whistling turbos on load, 2.2DTi and 3.0CDTi.
    It's normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrken View Post
    as for how its driven i let it warm up in the morning and never nail then just turn it off
    i let tick over for a minuete or two took the car to the garage as it was making a whistling sound on load was told its the turbo thats gone
    it is possible the noise could be a air leak on the inter cooler does it give loads a black smoke when booted .....

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    no but if you realy nail it it shuts down limp moad and until you turn of the engine for about 5 mins then it goes back to how it was before

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