Last night my car started making a metal grinding sound when I accelerate hard.. I have been told by a friend that is is the turbo bearing.. And suggestions of finding a new turbo or a possible rebuild?
Jumpin the gun a little aren't ya?I thing you have to have it diagnosed by someone who is familiar with Volvo turbos. Them move forward. Turbo failures are rare on these things if they are even half decently serviced. My guess and only a guess is a drive belt tensioner of a timing belt tensioner or idler bearing. Watch out! bad info can cost ya big!
Well the person I asked is very familiar with the subject. Maybe not Volvo in general but he has plenty of knowledge in the area of question. The sound was coming directly from the backside of the motor down by the firewall and sounded like a metal fan grinding on a metal surface and then resonating like a tuning fork. It's definitely not a belt squeal or a squeaking noise..
This is not my car but this s the exact noise it was making just that mine was about 5 times as loud.
If your blades are grinding on the housing then a rebuild is pointless as you'll have to buy new parts for whatever ground against whatever else. Cheapest solution will be to buy a used turbo and rebuild it. Easiest low cost solution is buy a used but known good turbo and bolt it on. Easiest but expensive solution is buy a brand new turbo and bolt it on.
What model is it so we know what turbo to recommend you when you inevitably start asking?