1.6 HDI turbo problems
I have heard reports of the 1.6 diesel engine fitted in Peogeots, Citroens & Fords to suffer from damaged turbos due to lack of correct maintenance and not selecting the correct oil type. Subsequently the oil gullies become slugged up and blocked. When was this engine improved and how can it be identified? Are there any other similar engines that suffer from the same issue?
If you buy one of these, the first thing to do is to change the turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes because once these get blocked with sludge or carbon the bearing will fail. If you are still not getting enough oil pressure, drop the sump and change the sump strainer and oil pump.
Answered by Honest John on