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Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by markdenning, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. markdenning

    markdenning Senior Member

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    Well ive been without my car now for 3 weeks..car went into limp mode,garage plugged the car into the diagnostic machine..its the turbo actuator..sent away for one,arrived some days later to find its of poor quality..sent away for another one(firm in the UK..).garage fitted it today...and ....its still in limp mode,no power or kickdown..the garage are no sure wats up now..so my pride and joy it still just keeping the drive dry


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    Get them to check the fuses. A faulty actuator can blow the fuse. A new unit then won't work if the fuse is blown.
     
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    Make sure it’s fitted correctly, also the vanes can stick and on occasions the port motor can throw the same fault.
     
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    markdenning

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    Thanks for the reply chaps..ive got my fingers crossed its an easy fix..ive spent a bit on it and this close to xmas i cud do with so luck..


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    there are always a couple of things to double check before following the fault codes pal , as the chaps above have pointed out , if your garage did not follow this route then they will be chasing their tails a bit
     
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    We never change the actuator alone. Complete turbo and intake motor at the same time.
    We haven't had success just changing the turbo actuator alone.
     
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    Now that sounds expensiveill ring tje garage abt 10am and see wats happening!!thanks chaps


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    To be honest, we discuss this with the customer and normally fit just the actuator as we stock them, 90% of the time this is a good and cheaper fix. If then it turns out to be the turbo vanes sticking we take back the actuator and replace turbo with actuator.
     
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    Fuse F44 , 15amp in the engine bay fuse box by the brake fluid reservoir
     
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    If that fuse blows, you would have a list of faults as long as your arm on a star. :(
     
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    Hi Chaps..ive rang the garage...its needs a turboso looks like its parked up til after xmas..they didnt go into much detail.so ill pick the car up on the way home and see wats happened...


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    Latest News.....turbo wont talk to the actuator!!!seems it wasnt just a fit the part and ull be on ur way job


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    fuse

    the actuator is a mechanical link to the turbo there's no comms

    and if that's OK check exhaust back pressure sensor readings... (a very stupid name) its the bit that tells the actuator (they just replaced) how much to move variable geometry inlet to the turbo vanes...

    that senor goes pop before the actuator does, costs 40 quid and can be swapped inside 4 minutes with one 24mm deep socket
     
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    Is this an MB specialist you are dealing with ?
     
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    I thought the turbo & its actuator were matched to each other. When I had mine refurb'd I got back the mechanical side with new electric bit. c£100 vs the £2000 I was quoted by an indie for a complete new turbo fitted
     
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    Did my 221s actuator over 2 years ago , no problems at all
     
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    I was told that mercedes dont supply the actuator seperate , no one said they were matched ??
     
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    We do the same, and have the same results.
     
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    Mercedes do not supply it separately, the are available aftermarket but need to be fitted correctly.
     
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    I think thats the problem..its a local indie garage the fitted and diagnosed the turbo/actuator..they sed they had done the job before but im not sureill check the fuses wen i get home on friday..it wud be nice if it was a fusethanks again


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