Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-1999, 10:11 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 338
Shop tells me my turbo needs to be replaced. Car has 116k on clock. It is leaking oil on the output side. The drain pipe is not leaking. Is there any other possible cure short of replacement with a new or rebuilt one?

Does anyone remanufacture these turbos, new ones are very expensive? Where can I get the best price on a new or rebuilt one?

email me private is fine.

Thanks for your input!
Old 10-19-1999, 11:36 AM
Aaron's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,935

I don't know if PartsShop has turbos, but you might want to give Performance Products (formerly IMPCO) a call. 1-800-243-1220. I am pretty sure they would have a rebuilt turbo for your car. They're usually around $800-$900.

Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'79 6.9
'80 300SD
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8

Old 10-19-1999, 09:11 PM
Posts: n/a
Check the back of Sport Compact Car magazine or especially "Turbo Imports" magazine (something like that, I forget the exact name). There are two places that are really well know, one is Turbocity (, and the other is Turbonetics - and there are many more I am sure. I think turbonetics advertises a rebuild with a 24 hour turnaround time. Price might be around $400. Give them a call, because I know they work with a brands of turbos.
Old 10-19-1999, 09:12 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
Get this done soon!! The engine can blow up as a result of this if the oil leak becomes enough to diesel the engine with no fuel. The engine will over run and sieze. Bad day.

1981 280GE SWB
1987 16V

Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does a Diesel Turbo ever really Die? Carrameow Diesel Discussion 7 07-02-2004 01:17 PM
1992 2.5 turbo diesel for sale! showroom condition McDiesel Mercedes Cars For Sale 59 07-28-2003 04:38 PM
FS: 1987 300 SDL Turbo 87300SDLTurbo Mercedes Cars For Sale 2 07-16-2003 10:37 PM
Turbo Trouble patterson Diesel Discussion 20 10-02-2002 12:05 PM
85 300SD Turbo Cooling sys hose replacement Leon Hernandez Tech Help 2 03-29-2000 09:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page