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Advice needed: Leaking turbo on my 2013 Mahindra Thar CRDe

My trusted co-driver tells me my 2013 Thar CRDe with 145km on it is leaking a little oil out of the turbo.

BHPian DirtyDan recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I am in the U.S. at the moment, coming back to India in early May. My trusted co-driver tells me my 2013 Thar CRDe with 145km on it is leaking a little oil out of the turbo. Runs good...just leaks a little oil. That's all I know right now.

But I thought I would talk to you guys before I do anything. I have been quoted a 20,000.00 rupee price to fix it. Sight unseen and knowing nothing more, I am wondering what a brand new turbo would cost installed?

Do they rebuild these turbos? Can I trust a rebuild? The rest of the Thar seems sound. Engine is strong runner and there are some new sundry parts in it so I am inclined to try to keep it.

I wish I could give you more info but you now know what I know.

Here's what BHPian dhanushs had to say on the matter:

IIRC a brand new turbo from TEL is around 12-13k. Replacing shouldn’t cost more than 1k.

Yes, you might have turbo issues in the old Thar. Not really a long runner. Just change it, get back the peace of mind.

Repairing is also an option but will cost you around 10k.

Here's what BHPian SPIKE ARRESTOR had to say on the matter:

Hey DD, where exactly is the leak? When was the last time air intake filter was cleaned / replaced? Before changing anything, I would also suggest to check all the plumbing hoses (on the intake side) up to the intercooler intake side (for oil and deposits).

150K is almost the end of 'useful' life for most components in the car.

Spike

Here's what BHPian greenhorn had to say on the matter:

I had the turbo in my Indica rebuilt by an authorised TEL dealer. (The TEL factory in Chennai was closer to my house but they sent me all across town because they prefer dealers to deal with customers). I had a leak too, i was offered either 2k for a seal replacement or 8k for a core+seal replacement. I opted for the latter.

My car didn't run much after the rebuild due to COVID and me being abroad and it lasted for 5 years/5k kms.

My mech tells me it's leaking again. This time I'll just get the seals redone.

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