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Old 08-24-2000, 04:06 AM
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What is the life expectancy of turbo charger
in diesel engine? How do you check for its performance?

87 300D
00 S2000
87 944S
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Old 08-24-2000, 06:35 AM
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In your '87 it should last as long as the engine as long as the trap oxidizer has been removed. If the trap oxidizer has not been removed, get it to a Benz dealer soon and have it done. They will remove it and you will get a brand new entire exhaust system for free. The trap oxidizer is known for coming apart and destroying the turbo charger and many times takes the entire engine with it too.

Good luck,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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