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So far this forum predicted everything about my car, so maybe I could get an estimate of how long should my turbo last? I didn't know it was on it's way out until I replaced my exhaust manifold recently, now it sounds like this:
{See post #3 for the video M8TJT}
What are your experiences, should I be worried about longer trips? I'm planing on replacing it, but couple more months would be great to save up some money for a decent turbo. Can I make things worse if I continue driving like that for an extended period of time?
 

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I would get that fixed ASAP. I'm sure you can find a used turbo on eBay etc with a warranty for fairly cheap. You don't want to risk a blade snapping off and slaughtering your engine?
 

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But it should be fine as long as oil level is stable and not disappearing, right? I'm planning on replacing the turbo next week, but have this ~200 mile trip to make today, so kinda worried. Also I'm not from UK, so that turbo would cost a fortune to ship probably.
 

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But it should be fine as long as oil level is stable and not disappearing, right? I'm planning on replacing the turbo next week, but have this ~200 mile trip to make today, so kinda worried. Also I'm not from UK, so that turbo would cost a fortune to ship probably.
can't answer if its ok that's anyone's guess but diesels tend to use a little oil anyway approx 1 litre a year, does the whistle get quieter as the car warms up if it does could be the oil feed pipe being clogged up..
 

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can't answer if its ok that's anyone's guess but diesels tend to use a little oil anyway approx 1 litre a year, does the whistle get quieter as the car warms up if it does could be the oil feed pipe being clogged up..
Nope, stays loud all the time. I try to keep my revs under 2k, because that's when it's least audible, although I don't know if it helps much.
 

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Update: drove 100 miles on my work trip and got low oil warning. Turbo sounds the same, no smoke at all. Oil went from full to empty like a gas tank, not sure if turbo can burn it all without producing any smoke?
Anyway, dumped a whole bottle of oil into the engine and got to where I was supposed to go. Not sure how’ll get back home though...
 

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Update 2: If anyone finds this in the future with the same question, I drove around 1000 miles with my turbo whistling and another 100 after filling up some oil. It still drives fine, but I had enough risk and just waiting for the new turbo.
 
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