Re: TD5 Turbo Noise (not the oil centrifuge)
if your TD5 is out of warranty I would suggest you contant a turbocharger
repairs specialist instead of forking out your money to Land Rover.
With the sort of money LR is asking you can replace your damaged
turbocharger with a hybrid one with ball bearing instead of plain bearing
(unless the TD5 already uses a turbocharger with ball bearing).
Or you can repair your damaged turbocharger for much less.
Since you will be doing all this I would also suggest you consider fitting
silicone hoses (they are much stronger then the standard LR items, look
better and have a longer operating life, being more sturdy and less
vulnerable to heat and oil)
Finally a larger intercooler may be a good idea also.
800 pounds definately buys you a larger intercooler and a better or repaired
turbocharger from one of the tuning specialists.
"SimonJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Anyone experienced a squeel from the turbo - occurs most when cold or
> > pulling (sounds like the fan-belt slipping)
> > I'm told by a Land Rover mechanic that it's the turbo - he then followed
> > with tales of woe should the bearing collapse causing engine damage - or
> > worse - the engine running on uncontrollably feeding from oil in the
> > unable to stop until the engine blows.
> Sounds about right to me, if you look into the inlet end of the turbo, you
> will probably find that the compressor fan has been touching the casing
> somewhere, which is what makes the screaming noise. Stars off just doing
> when cold, then all the time, then pop.
> > Oh shit looks like a new turbo - £800+vat
> You should be able to get one for less than that, last time I bought a
> it was about £300 (was about 5 years ago though!)