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Your Turbo may be covered under warranty by a YELLOW OTS. The turbo failures are a well know problem in Renault..
To qualify you must have FULL documented Service history, the vehicle must be less than 4 years old and less than 90K miles..


However if you have to do it yourself you must also replace

1: The Intercooler.
2: The Turbo High Pressure and Low Pressure oil feed pipes
3: The Air inlet pipe from the airbox to the Turbo (to stop bits of turbine blade that may have come of the old turbo getting sucked into the new one. Cleaning this pipe is NOT sufficient to ensure that metal parts are not stuck in the pipe serations)

You MUST remove all the Air pipes to/from the turbo /intercooler and clean them of all oil residue.

Then Replace the oil filter and fill with Clean 5W40 Fully synthetic Oil ..

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Cheers Webcode for the summary - great post..

Parkers Thread is here - happy reading !

Or ( taken from the first post of the infamous parkers thread..)

May I suggest that esteemed members post their queries on here so that there are not so many individual posts on Lag ll problems? It seems to me that other owners with different makes don't get a fair crack of the whip! Any of their posts are "rushed" off the top page before more people can get to see them.

Meanwhile I am assuming that you have read the general posting topic at the top of the Ownwership Problems Forum asking for as much detail as possible, whatever your problem is. Mileage, service history and engine type and size are obviously important details too!

If reporting on a turbo failure please state;

1. date of first registration,

2. whether new turbo oil feed pipes were fitted and new intercooler,

3. whether EGR valve was replaced or checked and serviced and

4. most importantly was your car fitted with a new or remanufactured turbo if your car has had one or more units. This information should be on the relevant service sheet. A new turbo costs around £1000 and a Renault "refurbished" one about £650.

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Apparently Renault UK is now making contributory payments of up to 100% to owners whose 1.9dCi engined cars meet certain criteria where the Garrett turbo has blown up. These contributions come via a "Yellow OTS Scheme" but it is possible that only French "reconditioned" turbo units will be fitted.


See the topic in this Forum titled:



Laguna ll 1.9 & 2.2dCi Turbo and Engine Failures

If your car has suffered a catastrophic turbo and/or engine failure, which you feel could have caused you harm, please contact the following and let me know via the Board.

Mr Stuart L Jenkins
Senior Automotive Engineer
Vehicle & Operator Services Agency
Vehicle Safety Branch
Berkeley House
Croydon Street

Since October 1st 2005 VOSA has been granted stringent new powers to bring it into line with the EU.


As I have said on our main thread on this subject PARKERS is the best place to find the latest information on the subject of Turbo failures - you will see some familar names Hondo, Webcode to name just two !!

Obviously with the confusion's and disgust of many owners being fresh as they typed you will have to read between the lines but it is nevertheless a very informative and helpful piece of online "docuforum"..

PS:- Docuforum is new word made up by me ! I,e, docu drama docu soap etc etc etc etc
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WebCode Ė Thanks for that info, my Laguna falls into that bracket so Iím keeping my fingers crossed!! If Iím unable to get a warranty claim or suitable contribution to the repairs Iíll probably have to do the work myself. Thanks for the list of things to do and replace, itís very similar to the instructions Garrett told me. Do you have any tips regarding cleaning/replacing the EGR ?

LIIO Ė Iíll keep you posted on the outcome. If it comes down to it and I do the work myself Iíll do a full write up of my experience.
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Update Ė Renault CS have offered a 20% good will contribution.
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Renault CS wonít move on the 20% , Iím currently trying to price the job up to do it myself.

If anyones got any tips, Iíd appreciate all the help I can get seeing as Hayes donít do a manual for the Lag II yet. Iím trying to get hold of a copy of the Renault TIS but Iím no holding my breath. Replacing all the parts shouldnít be the hard bit, itís things like removing the front bumper which Iím expecting to be tricky.
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