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The Turbo on my 2004 330cd has suffered a "catastrophic failure" (mechanics words).
Has anyone had experience with re-manufactured ones (OEM is £1759.99 from Euro Car Parts) and of so is there a recommended company?

Thanks.

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Sorry to hear that - had a failure on mine a number of years ago.

I spoke to Garrett before buying anything and they advised that it is quite difficult to recon a turbo properly, unless you have a lot of specialist kit.  This was a number of years ago now, so I suspect that the kit has got cheaper and more people use it as there are re-furbed turbos etc all over ebay.  But on the basis of that advice I bought a new turbo from Midland Turbo, and from memory it was about £900. I have seen new turbo cores on ebay for that turbo - not sure how easy that is to balance etc.

When you have it replaced make sure you have a modified breather fitted and check the oil feed to the turbo is not blocked - I'm sure the mechanic will do this anyway, but just to be safe.

 

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You could go down the hybrid route and get more power with a re-map but I'd imagine it's too late for you now and you've got a new one fitted.

Kirkynut 

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A new core will sort it. Had mine done a few years back by Midland Turbo, Electronic actuator does not need setting up despite what some say.

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