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Just wanted to ask about how many miles I can expect to get out of the OEM turbo on a 2004 S60R. Its currently at 100k miles.<p>If you've had to do this, toss out some $ figures for how much to replace/rebuild.<p>Thanks-<p>Brad
 

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Re: Expected mileage before turbo rebuilt/replacement? (aneurysm)

A few dismantlers have some at ~$400 one has like 20k on it. Just a thought.
 

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Re: Expected mileage before turbo rebuilt/replacement? (MacFreak21)

It's all relative on how you drive and maintain your car. There's no one mileage per say. <p>Don't drive it hard 5sec after you start it and don't shut it off 5sec after you drive it hard, use synthetic oil and you'll be fine, as in you'll get as much life out of it as it's got.
 

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OK - So we don't drive the car too hard, we do the obvious stuff to not blow up the turbo, and we use Mobil 1 synthetic.<br>So, that being said, about how long would one expect it to last? I assume they don't last forever....
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>aneurysm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OK - So we don't drive the car too hard, we do the obvious stuff to not blow up the turbo, and we use Mobil 1 synthetic.<br>So, that being said, about how long would one expect it to last? I assume they don't last forever....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I'm at 97k miles now. I'd guess between 100k and 200k miles, but this is 100% guess. I have no idea. Like I said, if you take care of it, should last a while.<p>I'd worry more about other things going before the turbo, such as angle gear, slave cylinder, power steering reservoir, wheel bearings, bushings, hoses, belts, etc., that sort of thing.
 

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Re: (aneurysm)

I've seen them go 2-300K. Also seen them go right off the Truck.<br>There is no crystal ball but most last as long as the vehicle.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oceans60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've seen them go 2-300K. Also seen them go right off the Truck.<br>There is no crystal ball but most last as long as the vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed . <p>But figure 150,000+ you might want to start looking at a used one. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>aneurysm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>So, that being said, about how long would one expect it to last? I assume they don't last forever....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, forever.<br>Turbos have come a long way.<br>As long as it's not abused, (No hard revving when cold and no immediate shut down when hot).<br><B>Synthetic oil change every 4-5k miles it <I>should </I>last 300K miles!</B><p>It's also the luck of the draw, I've seen some crap out at 50K and some are running strong at 250K even on a so so maintaned car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>It's also the luck of the draw, I've seen some crap out at 50K and some are running strong at 250K even on a so so maintaned car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed. I would say that of all the components that fail on our cars, of which there is a plentiful quantity, the turbo is not among them. Be nice to your car and it will spool for years. <p>I'm of the mindset that if I have a part fail on my car, my first stop to replacing it will be in the aftermarket to try and squeeze more performance out of it. That being said, I'll be on the stock turbo for quite some time...
 

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Re: Expected mileage before turbo rebuilt/replacement? (aneurysm)

I'm in the 40k miles territory and thinking my turbo is on it's last legs...<p>(to the wife) .... "Hon, I'm afraid we're going to have to rent a car for a few weeks. There's a critical engine part in the family wagon that needs to go out and be "remanufactured". No, we can't just put in a new one... you know how exotic these "sweded" cars are. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> Every part has to be custom built, balanced, ported, polished, ceramic coated, and tested, over and over and over, late at night, on fairly new interstates.... then the driver has to be sedated for weeks at a time just to keep the horses from bolting out of the barn willy-nilly... "<p><br>{ ... don't try to pass that volvo, dude... that smurf-blue wagon has been <B> <I>Sweded</I> !</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> }
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I would say that of all the components that fail on our cars, of which there is a plentiful quantity, ...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just ordered my second set of HD end links .... 45K miles <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Expected mileage before turbo rebuilt/replacement? (petew)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>petew</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">(to the wife) .... "Hon, I'm afraid we're going to have to rent a car for a few weeks. There's a critical engine part in the family wagon that needs to go out and be "remanufactured". No, we can't just put in a new one... you know how exotic these "sweded" cars are. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> Every part has to be custom built, balanced, ported, polished, ceramic coated, and tested, over and over and over, late at night, on fairly new interstates.... then the driver has to be sedated for weeks at a time just to keep the horses from bolting out of the barn willy-nilly... "</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Several weeks later:<p>"...I don't know why, but the critical engine part seems to be about, oh, 50 percent bigger than before. Never a bad thing, though!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Expected mileage before turbo rebuilt/replacement? (m3nt0s)

when you are completely nuts about cars<p>a parts failure is a beautiful thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Usually blue smoke from the tailpipe while idling and under load after engine warms up a bit.<br> <br>Sometimes a screeching metallic noise under boost. Can sometimes be just at certain boost levels. <p>Worst case is there was a turbo noise and now the noise is gone but NO boost = seized turbo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Not a bad job to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Oceans60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oceans60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sometimes a screeching metallic noise under boost. Can sometimes be just at certain boost levels. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>what about the turbo "whine" at high RPMs that people get after installing a catback?<br>
 
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