So, long story short, Mondeo 2.2 mk3 turbo lunched itself a while back. Decided to get a remanufactured unit cheap and fit it without doing any of the other preventative medicine (other than oil change)- Car has 120000 miles on which it seems is well into the mileage where they just fail without external cause. So didn't bother replacing the oil feed etc as it added a lot to the cost of the repair (and tbf I wasn't 100% confident the engine had survived so there was a risk it was good money after bad).
Well no, not in this case, replacement is trashed Knew it was a gamble so not too cut up about it, but now need a plan B. Car is otherwise fine, at least I got a useful diagnostic out of it! 3 contenders I think- bad replacement turbo, bad fitting, and oil starvation due to an external fault- and I'm pretty convinced it's #3
So... I'm figuring I'll get a chra and fit it into the recon unit this time round as it's otherwise in good shape (old one was quite damaged as the end of the shaft snapped off and got hammered around the casing- high rev fail). So yes will replace oil feed... But anything else?
I'm a decent fitter but really not a car mechanic so I can put the bits together right but I can't always tell what bits to put together!