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Re: 03 Lag2 Initiale Tourer or 08 BMW 520d Msport Tourer

I have spent time looking around all sorts of sites about turbo problems with diesels and have reached a simple conclusion.

They are all likely to break, turbos are ultimately fragile devices spinning at around 200,000 rmp and all you can do is maintain decent service intervals and use a good oil as any turbo is likely to fail if certain circumstances exist. You can mitigate against these to a certain extent but I guess there are no garuntees.

It took the turbo 108000 to go on my lag, caused by a blocked oil pipe aparently, just goes to show.

I just have to go for the car that suits me best and hope for the best.

Why can't things be simple anymore like back in the days when I had an old Fiesta or Escort, all I needed was some common sense, 2 spanners and some string!
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