has me turbo gone

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  1. tofo

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    went to cantebury and back tues to friday

    in a swift ducato 1.9 turbo diesel
    going and coming back was hard work

    had to keep changing gear
    3/4 ocasionally 5 th
    some hills
    i was down to 35 mph
    with. clouds of black smoke under labour
    change down and the smoke cleared
    im thinking my turbo has failed
    there is a sound from the engine bay
    like a whooshing noise as if the engine
    cant draw enough air in to combust

    when i got home there was a 2" hose
    which had come offat the front of the engine
    the pipe ended at the rear of the engine
    i assume at the turbo
    which was coated in oil
    and it was dripping out
    into the engine bay

    i thought at first it might be the egr
    but im beggining to think turbo

    couple of years back we had a replacement (remanufactored) engine
    all the water from the engine went through the exhaust
    including other assorted parts .
    but the turbo has worked as if nothing had happened
    till mot time in march
    just wondered what you think
    turbo fail

    im taking a good look and removing the turbo monday
    as its been a busy weekend

    thanks in advance for any replies

    its 1.9 td fiat ducato 1998 swift 520

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  2. Hercules

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    Have you tried it after reconnecting the pipe?

    Peter
     
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    Turbo trouble

    Hi
    I had a similar thing happen to me a few years back on my ducato 2.8 turbo, the intake pipe had blown off the turbo.I was driving on the m6 up by Lancaster when it happend , it was breezing up the long climbs when suddenly the van lost power causing me to pull in and crawl up the hills droping down to 2nd gear where as before it would have flown up in 5th. when i got home i checked under the bonnet to find the pipe disconnected it was slightly oily but more of a mist of oil in the pipe not dripping as you described as soon as reconected the pipe the van was back to normal it turned out to be nothing more than a clip that had come slack on the pipe. I hope that your troubles turn out to be a simple fix .

    Good luck Ron (voyager1) :thumb:
     
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    We had a similar thing happen with a previous motorhome when we were overtaking another much slower MH, as we drew level with it we lost power and hubby had to drop back behind the other MH and could only do about 20mph. We pulled over and found one of the hoses had come off (can't remember which one!) as a clip had somehow come loose but we managed to reconnect it and tighten it back up, then MH then drove perfectly.
     
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    hi there


    some oil in the pipes from the turbo is fairly normal.

    The black smoke was caused by excess fule not being fully burned in the engine
    due to lack of turbo boost.

    Blue smoke when on boost is a sign of turbo failure.

    I would re-fit the pipe and see how things go.


    cheers - mike
     
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  6. tofo

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    It's a good amount of oil
    the left side of engine bay is coated
    And it's dripped down and made a right mess
    can't do anything till Monday
    Thanks for the replies let you now how I get on :thumb:
     
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    It could be possible that without pressure in the turbo due to the intake pipe being adrift, that oil is able to pass the seals, and this is what's leaking.

    Oil in the intake of a diesel engine can cause a runaway situation, this can also happen when the sump is overfilled, causing the sump oil to be ingested via the breather. before reconnecting the pipe it may be wise to remove any oil that's collected in it.

    My intake pipe has blown off twice, but I pull over and reconnect it straight away, and as has been previously mentioned the pipe has a film of oil inside it, this no doubt makes it easier for it to pop off at the most inconvenient times!

    Peter
     
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