Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

fraserbottomley

Original Poster:

227 posts

58 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
Alright guys.

Friend of mine has a 1.9 dci megane (05 reg I think) which sounds like the turbo's blown. Havn't had a look at it yet but he said he was driving home from work and the car just didnt feel like it had any power, was smoking alot and there was a strange sound from the engine which was lower pitched than the normal turbo whistle.

Am I right in thinking this is turbo failure? If so are they hard to replace, is it a dooable DIY job?

dan19evans

4,932 posts

52 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
hmmm maybe. most common failure for turbos is the bearings i think, but if it was this then it would've probably revved up on its own due to the engine burning the oil

never changed a turbo myself, but if it was the bearings that had failed then theres a bit more to it that just replacing the turbo.. the intercooler and exhaust are both likely to be filled with oil too

Rollcage

11,300 posts

77 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
Make sure you are sat down and Google "Renault DCi turbo failure".

More common than a common thing in a group of other common things.

Yes, it is possible to do at home if you have the skill, inclination and the right sort of tools - as is anything.Not a job for someone if you haven't done anything mechanical before though.

fraserbottomley

Original Poster:

227 posts

58 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
Cheers guys. Yeah I've had a quick google and like you say it seems extremely common. Me and my dad are handy with a set of spanners, my mate will probably just end up taking it to a garage though.

homerjay

1,235 posts

110 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
hmm, i was gonna buy the wife a older dci scenic, but i think i'll go down the petrol route now.

the diesel seems like poor 'economy' after reading that.
Advertisement

flakeypaul

427 posts

75 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
There are many thousands of Renault dci's out there. Some of them fail and people go on the internet to complain about it.

The owners of the many thousands that don't fail don't go on the internet to tell us about it.

EFA.

Edited by flakeypaul on Thursday 17th June 09:20

confused_buyer

2,598 posts

66 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
Turbo failure on the post-03 models is actually quite rare (prior to that, just about any F9Q engine would blow the turbo sooner or later as it was very poorly designed).

It could be the turbo or it could be a multitude of things ranging from something quite minor to major so to be honest it is silly to speculate without a proper diagnosis.

joel.b

73 posts

91 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
it could just be the turbo hose has blown off

morgrp

3,376 posts

83 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
More likely the EGR valve is shagged on a renault DCI - I'd check that first

Mr Gear

9,025 posts

75 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
My brother's Laguna has the same engine. It lunched itself 3 weeks ago due to turbo failure.

Fastra

3,917 posts

94 months

[news] 
Thursday 17th June 2010 quote quote all
There are quite a few listed on ebay.
New ones seem to range from £200-£600 - so perhaps not as much as you though then??

http://motors-parts.shop.ebay.co.uk/Car-Parts-/142...

Edited by Fastra on Thursday 17th June 10:56

Reply to Topic