there are TONS of turbo Volvos over 200k miles. I don't think it is a coincidence that both the Volvo T5 and Mitsu 4g63 have both been used for about two decades without much issues. Designing an engine for boost > boosting an NA engine after tinkering with fuel delivery etc.
Friend in HS had an '87 Volvo wagon with 190k on it. Boosted that stock turbo up to 19psi, cracked into the 14s (not bad in '00), survived. Those things are solid.
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Yeah a friend bought a 240 from the '80s as her first car, used it through the late '00s at least. They seem like extremely durable powertrains surrounded by average durability through the rest of the vehicle.
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My '96 Supra TT had 215k miles when I sold it. Only thing I ever had issues with bushings wearing out (normal) and a harmonic balancer that seperated from the crank pulley (normal for the MKIV). 60k miles of that was single turbo. 18-22psi on average.
Other than that? Brake jobs and oil changes, wish I had held onto that car.
Turbos need rebuilding just like any other wear item on a vehicle.
We're @ 104k on our WRX. No issues whatsoever. Just oil changes, brake pads/rotors, and tires.
COME AT ME 200K
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Why is it that turbo diesels seem to last longer than turbo gasoline cars? I can't imagine the rubber seals or rings be much different.
Not sure if anyone else responded, but diesel vehicles in general are much more "solid". The entire premise of a diesel is to ignite the air/fuel with compression alone (vs. a spark). The block is essentially bulletproof. Timing is ridiculouly high in a diesel engine as well. I'm pretty sure that's one of the main reasons big rigs use them, and they last into the millions of miles.
A "normal" vehicle with a turbo has to get a lot of things right for things to operate smoothly. A diesel, not so much. A little too much boost here and there, a little too much fuel/air, and you're still fine.
I'm obviously oversimplifying it too.
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