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Old 02-08-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Default S40 Turbo Issues

Hey guys,

Haven't been here in a long time. I'm in the medical field now and that world tends to suck you in. I haven't been under a car hood a more than a year! My hands don't have that lovely grease-monkey look they used to have[&o]

On to the problem:

I'm still driving a 2001 S40 1.9T now with 84,000 miles. She has been giving loads and loads of problems as of late. I just had to spend 2400 dollars to get a few issues fixed after my powersteering failed during winter driving.
The most recent problem has me considering going back to a Toyota/Honda setup because this is just not sounding bad.
I may have lost a lot of my gearhead instinct and it's pointing towards a blown bearing so tell me what you think.

When the car is in Drive, during acceleration I hear a whistling tone which increases in loudness as I work my way up the RPMs. It is actually occurring during turbo spool from what I can tell.
It is doing the same problem when in Neutral. It does not have any mechanical tones to it it (grind/crush/etc) It does NOT sound like a belt.
Oddly enough, I don't have smoke of any color coming out of the exhaust, which would normally be associated with a turbo failure.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: S40 Turbo Issues

It could simply be the intake to the turbo is loose and sucking in air after the air filter. I have a project car that I installed a turbo and have a short intake with the air filter located in the wheel well. When the turbo spools it sounds like a jet engine spooling up. I can easily see our cars doing the same thing with a loose hose. It may even be between the turbo outlet and the throttle body. Just a guess.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:19 AM
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Default RE: S40 Turbo Issues

I agree look for a loose intercooler hose or maybe even a cracked intercooler if you just hit something.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:54 AM
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it definitely sounds like an intake issue if its a whistle that you hear with rpm's.
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I dropped the car off at Volvo after I found no evidence of a loose intake etc. Just got the call from them, the turbo is toast
Not sure what the most cost-effective way of getting it back on it's feet would be.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:34 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I dropped the car off at Volvo after I found no evidence of a loose intake etc. Just got the call from them, the turbo is toast
Not sure what the most cost-effective way of getting it back on it's feet would be.
Damb that sucks!!!
Maybe try to find a used one.

BTW nice to see you back even if it is for an hour or so LOL!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:15 AM
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go to ebay and get a new one...it aint worth having it fixed unless you plan on gettinga new car soon...make sure you get the 12t and not the 14t turbo.
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Thanks guys, I've been on the hunt. Trying to evaluate my options.
Tech, it's nice to be back. I've got more time now so I'll be stickin' around
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I am glad to have heard about these turbo issues. I was planning on getting a turbo kit for my S40 and I heard of the new model on a auto site and I think I rather wait for the new model than make upgrades and have issues with my car.
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what year is your s40 now mike?
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