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lottysvdub

Member Since 27 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 02 2014 07:12 PM
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In Topic: How Can I Prevent A Major Turbo Failure (Focus 1.6 Tdci 05)

02 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

I  would recommend changing it if you can of don't mind paying to get it done.... 

My wife's car is a 56 reg 1.6 tdci and has just done 75k and the oil a day filter have been changed every 5k from new..... But recently has developed a whistle on boost..... I'm not too worried at the moment as I've checked the turbo and it has the correct amount of play on the turbine..... I can find no leaks from pipes but have noticed a slight leak from the top of the cam cover when boosting..... You can feel the air pushing out of the end..... Not sure why as I've never come across this with Citroen... Even my local ford dealer where stumped when I asked them lol.

Car still runs like a dream with no power loss or smoke so at some point I will get hold of a new cam cover and try it. 


In Topic: How Can I Prevent A Major Turbo Failure (Focus 1.6 Tdci 05)

02 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

Dreadz Having been a Senior workshop technician for 2 Citroen workshops I can assure you they do not recommend changing the banjo bolt at all...... Unless your having a new turbo......Then 1/2 the time they don't bother to the frustration of the technicians.... 

To be honest PSA have tried to sweep this fault under the carpet on all cars out of warranty. They simply are not interested..... I worked in one dealer where a customer had a C4 1.6 hdi with the usual turbo failure at approx 50k.... The old customer was given a price to replace the engine or to strip down the old one and clean out as much as possible + new turbo.... He was talked in to trading it in against a C4 Picasso which was far to big for him to drive in my opinion....... His old car simply had a recon turbo fitted and an oil change and that was all..... Within 3 days it was on the forecourt for sale at twice the price he was given as a trade in.....

Ironically his C4 Picasso had a nice whistle on boost even before he took delivery of it..... He did ask but was told by the service manager it was perfectly normal for that model...... Even though it was the same engine and turbo as his old C4 car.


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Turbo Whistle

29 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Any input  :blink:  :rolleyes:


In Topic: What Is This??

24 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

No worries..... If you have any problems pm me and I will help where I can B) B) :D

In Topic: What Is This??

24 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

To be honest you can reuse the injector pipe..... It's good practise to replace the pipe after its been undone but I have reused them to save customers money in the past and also when the parts department forget to order them in.....
There are so many horror stories about injector seals on the Internet so take most of them with a pinch of salt...... Sort out the injector seals and regular oil changes and you should be fine.