The turbo on my Range Rover Sport failed after 20,000 miles - is that normal?

A turbo replacement was required on my 2014 Range Rover Sport after only 20,000 miles. Should this happen?

Asked on 11 December 2017 by Warren

Answered by Honest John
The turbos get very hot nestled in the V of the V6 engine, so what happens if you switch off when they are too hot is the oil in the turbo bearing oil supply and oil return pipes carbonises, restricting the flow and that eventually leads to failure of the turbo bearings. Make sure these pipes were replaced along with the turbo, and idle your engine for a minute or two after towing, after long ascents and after driving on the motorway before switching off.
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