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Replacement of Turbo???

1610 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  taranch

Our R320 has been in the shop quite often in the last 2 months. Everything from a faulty harness throwing CEL to bad air bag in the rear suspension. The latest issue, was noxious fumes invading the cabin making driving EXTREMELY uncomfortable to the point we had to drive with the windows down. Not very comfortable when the outside temperature ranges from -12 to +2 degrees Celsius. Hence, we brought the car into the dealer Thursday evening.

Our technical advisor sent me an email advising us that the turbo needed to be replaced and that the parts would be in on Monday only. No CEL, no loss of power. I don't get it. Car has 123000km of which 40000 to 50000 km have been long hauls. All services have been followed to a tee.

Anyway, THANK GOD we bought the extended warranty! Otherwise, this car would have cost us a bundle over the last year.

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With the R the extended warranty is almost a must. Its expensive but the repairs will be considerably more than the cost of the warranty. You can read many threads about suspension bags, transmission, truck latch, sprockets, balancer shaft, front differential). Frankly I am surprised that they cover the airmatic bags since they are really wearable components. All that said, you don;t see much on the new model yrs. Maybe they are much better or maybe no one has much milage on them yet.

To the first poster, The exhaust system is sealed to the rear bumper. Unless the turbo has a hole in the housing, how would you get exhaust gas in the cabin? I would think the more likely issue will be the plumbing itself. Maybe its all one piece or something. I'd be curious to the result
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