Question about 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
A new turbo charger is about $340, but you can buy the bearings and seals and rebuilt if yourself for about $100
It is not hard, and it does not take long to do.
I normally do not bother with synthetic, but with a turbo charger, it might be worth it. What really seems to ruin turbo chargers the most is not letting them cool off before parking.
Once you turn off the engine, there is no longer any cooling, so the build up heat will burn up the oil and seals.
Run the engine for at least 5 minutes below turbo levels, before shutting down the engine.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
SOUND LIKE FAILED TURBO OIL SEAL AND BEARING CAUSING OIL LEAK INSIDE TURBO INTO EXHAUST SYSTEM BURNING CAUSING A LOT OF SMOKING.NEED NEW TURBO.NEED TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL WHEN NEEDED AND CHECK OIL INLET PRESSURE TO MAKE SURE TURBO GETTING GOOD OIL PRESSURE.REASON I SAY CHANGE OIL WHEN TIME FOR OIL CHANGE OLD DIRTY OIL WILL DESTROY EAT AWAY ON TURBO BEARING.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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