Hi all (from Australia)
First time posting on this forum which I came across when looking for feedback on replacing the Turbocharger on my '07 2.2L CRDI.
Vehicle has done 230k km's and I am the second owner. 1st owner had it serviced meticulously on time by the dealer for 8 years until I bought it in '15.
Have been noticing sluggishness and increase in fuel consumption for the last few months which didn't improve after oil and filter changes. Also ran some Lucas upper cylinder lubricant through on last fill up to see if that would help fuel consumption issue.
I've also had intermittent issues with the non-start issue that I've read a few people have had issues with (engine firing but not turning over) but as it hadn't happened for a while I hadn't gotten to the bottom of that problem...
Was travelling for work last week, few km's in I noticed oil light was on. Strange as I'd only changed it a few 100 km's ago. Had a look, oil level is fine. Thought it must've been faulty sensor. I had gone about 100 km when I reached a fair size hill, the motor lost all power and was blowing plumes of black smoke from the exhaust. Had a poke around under the bonnet (no tools), couldn't see anything obvious so I let it cool down for an hour or so and started her up again. Still plumes of black smoke and no power. Got it towed back home, as Hyundai dealer was closed. Was able to limp it about 5 or so km's from my place to the dealer the next day.
Showing no error codes at the dealer but when they investigated further found that the turbo has seized and is now cactus.
Still waiting for them to get back to me with a price for a replacement. Technician indicated it could be upwards 4k fitted. Have called a local turbo specialist and they can do complete replacement for about 2k. Obviously, not keen to outlay that much $$$. Both are the Mitsubishi turbocharges which my research leads me to believe is what was fitted by Hyundai (I believe the correct term is OEM??).
In the meantime, I've been looking into sourcing and installing a turbo myself. I can get a Mitsubishi and corresponding gasket kit locally for just over $1600 OR I have found 'knock-offs' on eBay which can be delivered to my home for $600.
Questions I have...
- Anyone have any experience with the cheaper 'no name' Turbocharges? Can you offer me any feedback? Is it worth paying nearly 3 x more for the Mitsubishi?
- I consider myself pretty handy, though not an engine guru (I'm a boilermaker by trade). Is the turbo replacement manageable for sensible, logical handy-men?
- Ideas as to what has caused the turbo to blow like this? After reading other threads I'm going to clean the EGR system. Anything else I should check out while I'm at it?
Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.