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I often read your technical questions section and see lots of issues with turbos on diesel engines. Do the same issues arise on cars fitted with petrol engines? I note most manufacturers now seem to be...
I am thinking of buying an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf with the turbocharged petrol engine. Do you know if this model has any common faults?
We are replacing our Mazda 2 and wonder what your thoughts are regarding choosing between the 1.2 engine or new 1.0 litre in the i20? The car will be kept for at least five years, so maintenance wise...
My son owns a (2001 model) Mitsubishi L200 2.5 diesel pick-up. When starting from cold, the vehicle belches out smoke. He was warned that the turbo is on the way out; however, whilst driving home from...
Our car is a BMW 120i coupe "non-turbo". The latest 218 etc has twin turbos. In view of all the warnings you have issued over the years regarding turbo bearing failure doe to overheating, would we be storing...
The 1.5 diesel on my Nissan Qashqai broke, due to turbo failure. Nissan has replaced the engine and I am due to get it back tomorrow. What should I check?
Turbochargers on engines used not to operate in first gear or below 2000rpm. (diesel) or 3000rpm. (petrol). Is this still the case as I may in the future purchase a small capacity turbo engine ? ...
When I start my Mitsubishi Outlander from cold I get a whining noise that increases on acceleration and decreases when I slow down. It sounds like wind whistling through the trees. After 2/3 miles it stops....
The turbo hose has burst twice on my Land Rover Freelander 2. Have you heard of this before? Do you know of any preventative measures I could take?
We had loss of power on our Audi A3 recently. The coil and DPF warning lights came on at the same time. We called the RAC and they reported "Air mass flow during regeneration too high" and told us to drive...
 

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