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I recently had my ZD30 engine rebuilt after blowing a piston at 107,000Klm.For warranty purposes i had to put a new turbo on as well as fuel pump& injectors. I only did 33Klms & the turbo blew (Warranty refused) new turbo fitted again. This time i got a bit over 800 Klms & it blew again.
These turbos over boost & wreck the engine or themselves.
Meanwhile a lot of research on the net & talking to a lot of Turbo specialists i found a place called TurboGlide at Russell Vale near Wollongong. This guy is really switched on about anything to do with turbo diesel engines. He sugested i have a conversion that he has designed done to my vehicle. This changes the original turbo over to a T25 turbo which has been around for about 20 years, it is repairable not a throw away like the original. The T25 has a wastegate so it can`t over-boost.
He then tests the vehicle on the dyno to check everything out.
My ZD30 was running lean at low revs so he put a module (chip) in it as well.
I came up Mt Uesley in top gear & could have excellerated but for the speed limit.
If you want to contact him Email [email protected] or go to his web site
www.turboglide.com.au.
Hope this helps all you ZD30owners who are disillusioned with this engine. Baldy65
 

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Not who was doing your rebuild etc mate but 33kms an no warranty. Does not sound right to me there are easier to stop overboosting all detailed on this very forum. But glad to hear your is running sweet now.
 

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if your chewing through turbo's i would get the engine oil tested. you may have diesel contamination. one common way that happens is leaking seals the the spill/injector return connections on the injectors.
 

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Sooooo now you have fitted another turbo without any knowledge as to why the first two failed????? :headwall:
 
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