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Old 07-08-2007, 08:52 PM
 
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Default How long does your average turbo last?

Im buing a 1998 s70 t5 with 138000 miles on it and was wondering how long a turbo in this type of car usually lasts? Is it limitless?....My 1994 850 Turbo's turbo with 216000 still works but definetly runs at about 1/2 the pressure it used too.

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Old 07-08-2007, 10:27 PM
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Depends on the driver and if mods were done.

Normal driver no mods. It should still be good.

Bad driver and mods it might be a different story.
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

most definatly, that is a grey area with the whole turbo life expectancy.
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

i also have a question about that. since the S40 has a "low boost" turbo, wouldn't that lengthen the life some? I mean, you're not dealing with the typical high pressures of a high performance car's turbo. And how is it that the turbo is "low boost" in the first place?
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:37 PM
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

Alot of people say the turbo's go out pretty fast on these cars.
But as long as they are serviced correctly they will last a long time.
I have seen alot of cars with atleast 100k on the original turbo.

Not sure why Volvo has the boost low. I really never checked how much but would have to guess about 7 PSI or so.
It is all controlled by the ECU.
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

in an s80t6 01, is it possible to ask for a boost to be set to the max setting, or is it already set to the max?
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

My car just passed 100K, and my turbo is still within spec
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in an s80t6 01, is it possible to ask for a boost to be set to the max setting, or is it already set to the max?
You would have to up it by aftermarket means.
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

just from my limited experience. the average turbo needs to be replaced or rebuilt every 60-90k miles. depending on the pressure it has running. Some will go twice that long with no problem. but still wont work as well.

Take toyota supras for example. just like on this board where at 60,000 miles change the timming belt, they are the same for do something with the turbo. see everything has its little quarks.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:36 PM
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Default RE: How long does your average turbo last?

Mine went 157K miles until a lack of oil changes clogged the feed line and ate the shaft up....

Previous owner was a female...drove it nice and easy, but didnt maintain it worth a Darn!
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