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Chevrolet Captiva LTX 2.0 D Turbo Failure

Hello to everyone,

does anybody of you has been experiencing a turbo failure with your Captivas. I have a Chevrolet Captiva LTX 2.0 D, 3 years old (2008 model)with only 38400 and 3 days ago, at Chevrolet Service Center told me that my car is facing a turbo failure and needs replacing. Is it possible? In just 3 years shall i need to pay 2500 euros for a turbo, when last March i paid 30000 euros to buy this car. Does anyone know much more about this issue?
 

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Never heard of any turbo failures on Captivas- I'd look for a second opinion to confirm this.
 

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bigiainw said:
Never heard of any turbo failures on Captivas- I'd look for a second opinion to confirm this.

Short memory? - I seem to remember you commenting on a post made last April by a Captiva owner who's turbo had failed.

He'd owned the car from new and had it dealer serviced by Wilsons. Just out of warranty, and at about 38,000 miles, his turbo developed a squeal. Wislons informed him that it needed a new turbo costing over £3,000.

He asked why it had failed and was told that it was probably 'dirty oil' He then pointed out that Wilsons had performed the specified oil changes....

He never posted again, so I assume he got rid ot the car?

As it happens, turbo failure is a fairly common complaint in the Australian Holden Captiva forums.

I think at least part of the problem relates to the fact that dealers no longer drain oil via the sump plug. They use a suctiion method to extract it via the dipstick tube. That always leaves a residue of dirty oil (sometimes quite a lot of it - depending on how bothered they are to get the old stuff out)
 

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As I said, I have no recollection of having heard of any turbo failures. I've had a look at my posts from that period and I have to say that I can find nothing that supports your assertion. Not that it matters having said that. It's certainly not a common problem that has been reported in the UK at least, and the rest of my comment is more to do with the quality or otherwise of the Chevy dealers that I have used.

If you can point me in the direction of the post I'd be grateful.
 

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Found it- it was in May last year. One failure is hardly significant, and I hadn't realised that it had been confirmed. I once had a Renault 1.9 dCi- now there's an engine with a prolific turbo failure history.

Are you still sore about the oil grade thing? In that case, touche!

Iain




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Found it- it was in May last year. One failure is hardly significant, and I hadn't realised that it had been confirmed. I once had a Renault 1.9 dCi- now there's an engine with a prolific turbo failure history.

Are you still sore about the oil grade thing? In that case, touche!

Iain

Not sore at all
- I can only say that Chris Buss (then, Chevrolet UK Technical Manager) told me, which always to use GM 5w30 fully synthetic.

I know you posted your data sheet - but that's what Chris told me, and that's what I did. I'm also 99% sure that 5w30 was also mentioned in the handbook (2009 model, '58' plate)

Perhaps all these engine problems (I was reading about the one that exploded!) are lnked to incorrect oil?

One thing I'm virtually certain of - fully synthetic oil (whether 5w30 or 5w40) is expensive stuff, and I doubt very much whether the dealers actually use it - especially on 'paid in advance/free service packages, where they get a much lower rate from Chevrolet UK.

I know they *should* use it, and I know they will all swear on tthe lives of their sainted Mothers tthat they *do* use it - but I have doubts.

Add the use of cheap oil to save costs, to the iniquitous practice of 'sucking' (some of) the old oil out - and the engines become expensive repairs just waiting to happen.

As I said last year, I changed the oil on my own Captiva every 8,000 miles or so - using 5w30 for the intermediate changes. Those were done by a local garage, using the traditional sump drain procedure. After a few miles, the oil was always much cleaner than after an offical service - presumably because there was virtually no old oil left inside due to the sump drain.

It should be a very good car for the next owner - which is ironic, because it's still up for sale by the purchasing dealer after nearly a year!!

I'm amazed - every now and then I check Askmid to see if it's been insured. Then I check Auto Trader - and, sure enough, there it still sits waiting for someone to buy it.

Talk about a slow seller!
 

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I have been feeling quite sad for the last 15 days but lately I feel really low and sad all the time because my CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDI LTX 5DR 2008 model has only 38400 miles and when i m driving i listen an ambulance siren on low rpm and honestly i can't believe this is happening to me. i bought the car one year ago 30000 euros from England ""“ Picador Chevrolet Southampton(i live in Cyprus and I'm Greek Cypriot) and one year later shall i have to pay another 2500 euros for Turbo replacement?

Please could you tell me what the best to do is? Please can be quite easy for all you guys to ask your automotive engineers/garage/service center in England and tell you their opinion. As I said the symptoms are that when i m driving i listen an ambulance siren on low rpm (1000-2500).

I'm really running out of money for the time being, and if i don't replace the turbo, will cause me a biggest failure? Please can you advice.

Some guys here in Cyprus told me that because my Captiva was produced in 02/2008 is now facing a turbo failure. GM discovered the problem and solved the problem after 08/2008. So, many Captivas, produced before August of 2008, might happen to face a turbo failure. Do you know if this is true?
 

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we know how you must be feeling...its not a cheap repair!

The garage we bought it new from quoted £2,500. However we found a place on the internet

A R Turbo Engineering Ltd

unit 6 Springwell

27 Dark Lane

Birstall

WF1 9LN

telephone 01924 477747

www.ARTURBO.CO.UK

were we were able to buy the genuine Garrett part for £900.

(The part number we needed was 762463-6)



It was fitted by a turbo specialist for £300, who also confirmed the part was genuine as there are a lot of chinese replicas out there so beware as they are no good!



Good look and let us know how you go on.



Gary
 

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<div style="text-align: left;">Many thanks my friend Gary. I shall contact
A R Turbo Engineering Ltd and confirm if they do ship toCyprusand how much will it cost me to buy it fromEngland.
<div style="text-align: left;"> Gary how long ago did you replace yourCaptivaturbo. Are you satisfied with the new turbo?

<div style="text-align: left;">Do you have the same model as i do? My car's model isCHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2.0 VCDI LTX 5DR Feb2008.
 

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Hi
yes thats the same captiva as ours (7 seats, automatic registered Oct 07)



We had ours done in June and its been fine since then. The sirens sound stopped as soon as it was done.



good luck

Gary
 

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@Captiva76:
Has your service centre given an opinion on the cause of your failure? Some of the other posts on this subject mention dirty oil - is this what they're saying to you too?

captiva76 said:
Some guys here in Cyprus told me that because my Captiva was produced in 02/2008 is now facing a turbo failure. GM discovered the problem and solved the problem after 08/2008.
Did they tell you what the problem was? Does anyone have any more information / confirmation on this?

Best of luck getting it fixed.
 

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Hello Gaston and to all,

When i took it for test drive & for engine diagnostic check, both of the service centers said to me that my captiva is facing a turbo failure because was produced before 08/2008. GM discovered the problem and solved the problem after 08/2008. My Captiva was registered in England on 02/2008. None of them mentioned anything about dirty oil.

now, i have been waiting for a response from A R Turbo Engineering Ltd([email protected]). I have sent them an email asking them if they can ship to Cyprus a Captiva's turbo, but i have no answer since last week. The local service centers are charging 2200-2500 for turbo replacement, and i am still searching for cheaper turbo to buy.
 

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hello to all,

i m back again.A R Turbo Engineering Ltd is asking for the part number of my captiva's turbocharger? Does anybody knows what is the exact part number of aChevrolet Captiva LTX 2.0 VCDi Feb2008 model turbocharger?
they need the exact one i order to send me the correct one. please couldanyoneadvice?
 

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You could try Barry at Cresser to see if he can help to- look for Bazzafrankiln on here and PM him.
 

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Hi we have put the part number for our turbo in a previous post


"we know how you must be feeling...its not a cheap repair!
The garage we bought it new from quoted £2,500. However we found a place on the internet
A R Turbo Engineering Ltd
unit 6 Springwell
27 Dark Lane
Birstall
WF1 9LN
telephone 01924 477747
www.ARTURBO.CO.UK
were we were able to buy the genuine Garrett part for £900.
(The part number we needed was 762463-6)

It was fitted by a turbo specialist for £300, who also confirmed the part was genuine as there are a lot of chinese replicas out there so beware as they are no good!"



The parts dept at our chevrolet dealer werent going to let us have it, but as we were in talks with them at the time about wether they would help to finance it,which in the end they didnt, the only offer they did comeup withwas to put in a reconditioned one, and not a geniune chevrolet part at that!!, so theygaveus the part numberin the end so ww could ring round...... glad we did.



Although to read that its something GM discovered with pre08 chevs and its been put right since then I'm really angry and worried as to wether it could it go again!!

Dawn
 

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captiva76 said:
both of the service centers said to me that my captiva
is facing a turbo failure because was produced before 08/2008.
garyndawn said:
Although to read that its something GM discovered with pre08 chevs and its been put right since then(...)
Although I'm still none the wiser about what "it" is - ie the specific problem that causes these turbo failures.
Just thought it'd be useful to know, is all...



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Since last March i have never changed the turbo due to lack of money. Î still use my captiva.The noise resembles SIREN Still sounds.
 

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I thought my turbo was on its way out last weekend, coming back from the coast it started the siren noise, thinking it was the bearings going and letting the compressor rub on the housing. So I rang the turbo centre Liversedge WF15 6BU, they agreed to check my turbo and if required supply a brand new genuine garratt part No. 762463 for £575 + vat. They also recommended a garage for me to do the swop over, for £200. Took the car in two hours later a phone call to say the turbo was of and on its way to be inspected. A little later I received a phone call to say the bearings and turbo where perfect baring some marks on the leading edges of the compressor vanes, something had hit them and disintegrated and passed through the turbo which had caused the vanes to catch the turbo body and give the noise, they recommended polishing the vane edges and turbo body and re-fit it, they are charging me £80 for the inspection and clean. So thanks to turbo centre, but also what a good price for a genuine replacement if I had required it. But none of us can understand how a foreign body, little stone chip or something got into the inlet pipework.
 
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