Turbo failing... Or Not...

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  1. Gromett

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    I was starting to hear a whistling from my Turbo and thought I was heading towards another expensive repair....

    After my last shopping trip I started the engine and I was parked up against and along a tall wall that acted like an echo chamber and noticed with my window down that the engine sounded noisier than normal. As I pulled out of the car park onto the main road I put my foot down and it sounded like I was driving a tractor. Pulled over and looked underneath and I have blown a hold in my exhaust downpipe and I can hear the turbo whistle even louder.

    Just got a quote today to replace the whole exhaust as I knew the back box needed replacing. £180 including labour and VAT. Chances are my Turbo is fine and I was just hearing it through a hole small enough for the high frequency to escape but not big enough to sound really bad yet. Phew :D
     
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    Getting it replaced tomorrow :D
     
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    I used to drive an old transit, when I did recovery, with the same whistle.
    I must have got used to it as I was recovering a family and the young boy asked if the van had a siren......the whistle pitch altered as I accelerated and decelerated and the young kid thought it was a siren.
     
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    New exhaust front to back installed today. Jeez my van has never sounded so good :D

    It feels like it is performing better up hill as well or is this my imagination? I know back pressure helps on some petrol engines but don't know if it makes any difference on a turbo diesel?
     
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    PS: Turbo whistle totally gone. Not worrying about buying a new turbo now :)
     
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    My Fiat Ducato 2.3 JTD has blown its turbo hose twice in the 11 years we've had it. The silly manufacturer's alien technology jubilee clip was replaced by a standard one the first time, but even that gradually worked loose. It's worth checking from time to time as a slightly loose one can cause the engine to underperform. Only takes 5 minutes and a screwdriver.
     
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    Huh! noisy Exhaust?

    Turn the radio up;)

    Problem sorted :hi5:
     
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    Phew bet you were glad :D
     
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    Like you wouldn't believe....

    Still got the welding, brake pipes, brake cable and shock absorbers to replace/repair. Couldn't face a turbo bill on top of that lot.....
     
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    Deffo ,, loads of money .. not for the faint hearted
     
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