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Old 09-05-2019   #1
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Just bought a 1.4 t-jet!

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I have just bought a Grande Punto 1.4 t-jet with 88,000 miles on it. I have never owned a turbo car before and the service history is a bit patchy, but it was a bargain. Having read that a turbo only lasts between 100,000 and 150,000 miles, I was wondering if any of you might know how long the turbo will last in these t-jets? And if it blows, how expensive is it?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Just bought a 1.4 t-jet!

The turbos on these cars are pretty robust. Do Just make sure the cambelt has been done and change the oil/filter if it hasn't been done recently. Turbos can last forever or go tommorrow at that mileage.....
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Re: Just bought a 1.4 t-jet!

Turbos on reliant upon good quality,clean oil. I have ran two turbo cars and do an oil and filter change every 6 months irrespective of miles.
I consider the £30 spent an investment.
And I use an oil/engine flush every time. BUT thats a can of worms in its own ..
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Re: Just bought a 1.4 t-jet!

Don't worry about it.
Replacing the turbo isn't something you do as preventative maintenance.
Just keep on top of it with regular servicing.
Use the correct oil for the t-jet is Selenia K P.E. 5w40. (don't get me started on why oil X is better than brand Y; it doesn't matter; use this oil)
Replace it much sooner than what Fiat recommends; every year or 10-15k miles.

If it does go, it's cheap enough to replace; the turbo core CHRA is ~150 euro + labor.

Enjoy the car.
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