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Old 30 Sep 2006, 01:43 pm
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Default 2.4 L turbo failure

certainly asked 100 times before me
could this be a turbo failure
loss of power
turbo doesn't kick in
50 - 60 mph
lasted a week - after I went from syn oil to 30 with a fram
then loud grinding for a day
now it just goes slow and smells like burnt oil
any experiences?
guess on repairs / cost
any manufactures recalls/ admitted failures?
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Old 01 Oct 2006, 05:13 pm
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turbo shot ?? sounds like it?? any metal shavings in the oil?? what year car ?? how many miles ??
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Old 02 Oct 2006, 09:11 am
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Doesn't sound good.
There have been very few turbo failures.
Why'd you switch from synthetic oil? [:I]
Fram filters are garbage. (they used to be good, years ago).
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Old 05 Oct 2006, 11:31 am
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I heard mentioned that you never switch from synthetic oil to regular. It can do terrible things to a car's engine. Once you use synth, you have to stay with it. It may be why the turbo failed as well.
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Old 05 Oct 2006, 12:53 pm
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You heard wrong. That's a crock of shiite. You can switch back and forth, with NO damage to the motor. What you heard is an urban legend. Though why you would switch back to dino juice is beyond me. I don't know what casued your turbo to fail. They don't have a track record of just failing, so depending on your mileage, it should be a warranty item. Of course, I'd remove any engine mods you may have....
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Old 05 Oct 2006, 04:49 pm
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"I'd remove any engine mods you may have...." very good idea !!
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Old 16 Oct 2006, 07:00 pm
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So what's the verdict on the turbo, did it go kaput.
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Old 17 Oct 2006, 11:04 am
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Remove any engine mods before you take it in....That seems dishonest to me. Would you like someone doing that to your place of work...I dont think so....[xx(]
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