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Tdi Turbo noise?

mikeau

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Im new to Landies so Im not sure what to expect, but I have two other vehicles with turbo diesel engines and I can clearly hear the turbo whining (whistling?) when the engine is revving or under load... I dont hear any noise from the Tdi engine that sounds like anything like the turbo noise I would expect...

I may get a boost gauge to test it out, but can someone tell me if the turbo on the 200tdi engines is almost silent or should I be able to hear it..?


M
 
Some whistle, some don't. Worth checking the inside of the turbine by pulling off the inlet hose and looking for excessive oil or if the fan is very loose on the shaft....how much oil and how loose gives an idea of turbo life (how much is too much?lol) You don't want a turbo to blow (don't ask). I'm sure its fine.
 
I cant hear mine whine either on my 200 tdi, but i have no idea what condition the turbo is in....


Cheers
 
If enough oil gets Past the turbo the engine can start to burn this instead of Diesel ... it revs uncontrolabuy and can destroy the engine

Aidan
 
would it be sensible to hit the brake pedal till engine stalls? i know its dangerous either way but i'm scared of the price for new turbo or overhaul. last i asked i was told around Lm200 for refurb as its "a specialised job" bla bla bla and as a student i dont have that kind of money, seems it'll go in the garage for a while :(
 
If you're that worried Ed, carry around a carbon dioxide (?) fire extinguisher around with you. Dump that inside the air intake, it starves the engine of the other thing it needs to go: air.

Whilst you're still in the car, the other thing you can do is try and dump the clutch in 5th (depends how fast you're going obviously)
 
Replace it Ed. It will feed from the oil direct from the sump. You have to stop moving, put it in 5th and dump the clutch with your foot on the brake. When it feeds off the oil in the sump it revs uncontrolably, like V8_Disco said. Not only that but as its revving its taking all the oil away- High revs and no oil = :eek: and ££££
Rob was unfortunate to have this happen to him going down hill. One with a big corner at the bottom. He didn't seam to think it was much fun accelerating down hill at a tremendous rate of knots and having to negotiate a corner to finish:rolleyes: I dunno, you gotta die of summut, right?:D

Cheers, Ben

EDIT: On the original subject:eek: I can hear my turbo when it get going and starts to boost well, from about 0.4 bar on the boost gauge. 200Tdi turbos boost to 0.8 bar (about 12psi) if your testing with a gauge.
 
Replace it Ed.
Rob was unfortunate to have this happen to him going down hill. One with a big corner at the bottom. He didn't seam to think it was much fun accelerating down hill at a tremendous rate of knots and having to negotiate a corner to finish:rolleyes: I dunno, you gotta die of summut, right?:D
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Thats basically what happened..tis the only time the 110 has ever accelerated! Very scary lots of noise and smoke. Killed it in 5th gear. A chap at work tried to stall his 300tdi when the turbo went, but the clutch was weak so it just kept going. He tried blocking the intake with a jumper, that didn't work so he ran away and watched it go pop (about 2mins).

Mine burnt 3litres of sump oil in about 30secs!
 
Forgot to say when I bought mine I checked it and it was oily in the turbine, so I thought I'd replace it 'soon'. It blew about 18months later, but for me that was only about 4000miles....expensive but do it. I got lucky in a new one on fleabay for £120
 
I had a turbo rebuilt a coiuple of years ago (for another vehicle) and used these guys;

I T S Turbochargers
Denning Mill
King Street
Drighlington
BRADFORD
BD11 1EL
Chris - 0113 285 4922

It took about a week and (from memory) cost around £450...

Not cheap, but a lot less than a new one and not a lot of choice sometimes...
 
Some whistle, some don't. Worth checking the inside of the turbine by pulling off the inlet hose and looking for excessive oil or if the fan is very loose on the shaft....how much oil and how loose gives an idea of turbo life (how much is too much?lol) You don't want a turbo to blow (don't ask). I'm sure its fine.

I took off the hose, and the turbo looks to spin immediately (and silently!) when the engine starts.
There is no play in the compressor vane or signs of any oil leaks etc. I have ordered a boost gauge, so will see in a few days if everything is as Ok as it appears.

Mike
 
Can get them from halfrauds toppa, I got mine from there. Cost £25, tis a TIM turbo gauge that reads up to 1 bar which is fine for a 200 as it boosts to 0.8;)
This is what I got.

Cheers, Ben
 
That's what I got Ben, only the tube doesn't look long enough. Also could you post pics as to where it hooks up? And whether its actually any good? Cheers :) (as you might've guessed I haven't got round to fitting it yet heh)
 
Sorted.....
 

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