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BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:46 am
by Admin
BMW 320D turbo replacement

You need car ramp and professional tools and new or reconditioned turbocharger for your BMW 3 Series 320D

Remove the cabin air filter with cover, plastic engine cover, air filter, manifold, exhaust manifold, watch out for wires and various cables.

Turbo replacement is pretty hard job for "no mechanics".

Intake manifold & injectors do not have to be remove.

You definitely need to remove the air filter. air filter housing

Remove 3 plastic covers

Remove the screws from the top of a long extension and "star key".

Remove bottom bracket, disconect feed pipes from turbocharger

Turbo remove from the bottom.

Put back new or rebuilded turbocharger and change oil and all filters.

After that your BMW is ready to go :lol:


BMW 320D E46 Turbo Problems: black smoke, no power, noise like siren, high fuel consumption after that



Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:52 am
by Admin
Check oil level and "do not drive too hard" for couple days.

Remember: your turbocharger is new and need needs attention

BMW turbo specialists saying that after having driven a car with a turbo charged engine, you need to let the engine run for 2 minutes before switching off the engine.

BMW have lots of problems related to turbocharger, always look after oil and filters. I know people who never change air filter in car life. Turbo can't breaf properly.
Why are BMWs so expensive to maintain?
Yes is it. Always use oils and filters recomended by BMW dealer.

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:41 pm
by Admin
BMW 320D common faults

Turbo failures reported on the E90 models, nearly all BMW 320D Models.

Many 320D's are sold its only a very small % however I wanted to note it anyway.

BMW 320D's for 05 - 07 models, with anything from 60.000 to 80.000 miles.

Most reports have suggested a loud whinning or siren noise rather than complete turbo oil seal failure, so if you start to hear these noises, get it looked at.

Best Turbos has been a populare place to get replacements turbochargers, starting at £650 included turbo feed pipes+ new oil and new air and oil filters.

BMW 320D DIY turbo replacement

Depending on your DIY skills there is a huge variation in how long it will take?

How to increase turbo life?

Change oil and breather on time - you will help increase the life of the turbocharger.

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:48 pm
by John
BMW 320D turbo fitting in my car cost me £700. Turbocharger has damaded VNT, the job was done in 5 hours :lol:

Job was done in Best Turbos turbo has been rebuilded in one hour and 2 hours for turbo replacement

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:08 pm
by John
Any turbochargers use of "exhaust gas energy", which contributes to the reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

BMW is stronger and faster, but...

BMW's designers of turbochargers provide "limited life time" :oops:

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:36 pm
by Lucas
Oil and filter change on time, your turbo will never let you down again.

How can one detect the bearing failure in turbo?

Oil is coming from exhaust pipe, black smoke, car can't be drive on motorway is dangerous!


Any turbo retated problems contact BMW turbo experts:

don't use any cowboys.

Your BMW is your second wife, look after her :)

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:20 pm
by John
All of the engines for more than 100 years are supported by the work of the turbocharger.

In BMW cars over the years were the most popular diesel engines, turbo charging coming very fast.

Turbo reduce engine capacity, resulted in a massive popularization of turbo charging diesel engines.

Turbo charging is currently experiencing its best years and it seems that completely dominate the design of the engines in the coming years.

Turbo business is grove.

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:19 pm
by HarryBT
BMW 320 D turbocharger 49135-05671 turbo replacement service was done in one working day. I'm talking about Best Turbos from Birmingham.

Superb Service - turbocharger replacement service was quicker than expected & very reasonably priced.

Staff provided a free, friendly and concise diagnosis and took the effort to keep me updated during repair with photos and videos - all of which was reassuring.

My BMW 320 D now drives like new again, all thanks to Best Turbos

Recommended A+

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:54 am
by Martin
BMW 320 D turbo replacement steps.

Before fit new or reconditioned turbocharger check the engine system oil preasure, turbo pipes and find why turbocharger was dammaged or failured

Check intercooler, if oil is there - clean

Change oil feed pipe to make sure oil will come to the turbocharger.

Reset ECU before start up engine again

Professional turbocharger mechanic
will do this job in 2 hours

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:40 pm
by Pysia
Lots of mechanics change turbo but not change service parts. If rotor or bearing was faulty you need to check turbo pipes if not empty just clean it

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:40 pm
by Land-Rover
Only professional experienced mechanic can correct fit turbocharger
BMW is a to expensive car for testing
"How to install turbo in BMW"
Automotive technology is growing now
Car have complicated DPF and EGR systems
Turbo have precisely balanced rotor and variable VNT
Any dirt can failure turbo again

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:06 pm
by Land-Rover
Turbo replacement guide for BMW 320D :

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:40 pm
by Pysia
Thanks for info

I took my, they had a good check out my turbo and identified the problem.

Best Turbos - explained what was exactly wrong with the turbo and was able to fix it in a day !

The mecanics are friendly and very knowledgeable, which is very great

Great and fast service and very happy with the end result.

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:15 pm
by HarryBT
My BMW 320 D have had turbo replacement two weeks ago

I think drive is better but not the same

I think the actuator position is different

Now is bigger turbo lag up to 3000 rpm

Any idea what's the problem?


Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:46 pm
by Martin
If you living in Birmingham go for free of change turbo assessment

Best Turbos: 07552750750

Top guys an experts in turbo systems

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:15 pm
by HarryBT
Dealer Association wants licensing scheme to clamp down on incompetent car mechanics

Unskilled mechanics are free to set up workshop and repair cars or vans without any training

UK doesn't currently regulate entry to this profession

This is a situation that needs to change asap

Best Turbos have professional skils and NVQ3 or 4 for car mechanics

Check diplomas on the wall in reception


This is my best workshop at the moment

I do recommend

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:01 pm
by Martin
Yes this is Mickey Mouse mechanics :)
Proper mechanic will dismount turbo,clean intercooler, pipes, boost sensor, engine breather (crankcase breather) , air mass air flow sensor, install new turbo and change oil and filters

Crankcase breather if is blocked make lots of problems for turbo and engine

Oily boost sensor as well

Mass flow meters is very important

All turbo system must be clean and tidy

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:03 pm
by Pysia
My BMW have had turbo problem I think
I drove last time on motorway and rapidly I lost the power
Limp mode come
I turn off and turn on engine and power is back

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:01 pm
by HarryBT
Check electric devices, use BMW diagnosis computer
Turbo system is quite complicated
Maybe boost sensor is faulty or air mass sensor?
Check turbo pipes
Maybe split or disconnected
In my BMW few times come limp mode
I turn off and on engine and power is come back
Nothing wrong but I loose power sometimes

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:56 pm
by aman777
This is good if you have lots of time, you need to buy professional tools and read lots of forums

I do prefer good mechanic :)

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:43 am
by Ivanrah
Hi there
I'm new on this forum
I have BMW 320D and lots of problems with turbocharger
4 times between 2 years
I did replaced turbo and again is failure
I too much for me
Why my turbo is failure quiet often, the garage avoids warranty. I did purchased cheap turbo on eBay
Please help me

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:32 pm
by Land-Rover
Hi mate

I think wrong turbo fitting, aftermarket turbocharger from eBay or Scrap Yard or luck of service

Chance garage or mechanic

Correct turbo replacement will avoid your turbo problems

Re: BMW 320D turbo replacement

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:00 pm
by kazino50
air and oil filters must be replaced with turbocharger as well

but most important is engine oil