Re: turbo problems
It's not normal..... I have an '06 F250 diesel with over 40,000 on it so far, and I expect it to go well past 200,000 miles.
Driving a turbocharged diesel, there are a couple things you need to do...
Before you shut it off, let it idle for about a minute. If you have just pulled off the freeway or have been towing a heavy load, make it 5 minutes. You need to allow the turbocharger to slow down and cool down.
When you drive it, make sure you drive it enough to get everything up to temperature... don't drive it for a lshort trip and shut it off cold. Also, it needs to REALLY work once in a while to keep it free of carbon buildup; on a freeway entrance ramp, for instance, stand on it HARD to get the exhaust temp up.