apart from diesel being the smelliest and biggest polutant in any shape form or size heres a few good reasons why i would not own or recommend a turbo diesel to any of my customers Runaway Diesel, Smoke Engine, Turbo Fail [Compilation HD] - #Bestofdashcam - Show Box Video i have owned 2 diesels in my 40 years of driving the first being a 70,s landrover which i bought to sell on to a collector and the second was an old school transit purely for my work ( the idea of diesels were basicly for commercial use only) then some bright spark decided to stick them in the family car and thats were ALL our really harmful vehicle polution comes from then along came another bright spark and stuck a bloody turbo on a diesel lets make them faster !!!! the turbo requires an oil feed to them to lubricate them as they run a vey high speed BUT run oil seals to retain the oil and this is were the fun begins if the oil seals fail the turbo then is allow to suck the oil from your sump which the engine will gulp greedily the more it gulps the fast the motor runs over riding your accelerator pedal and fuel feed end result a runaway engine which you can't stop until the sump is dry and the enginge seizes and goes bang i mantained a fleet of modern mercedes sprinter coaches for a company a few years ago i was called out to a breakdown for a non starting sprinter , a common and regular fault was either a down fuel rail sensor or faulty injectors so as i often did on these callouts was a quick squirt of easy start and run the vehicle back to the depot and fix the problem,but o this occasion things wernt as they seemed the driver gave the air filter a quick squirt of easy start the engine immediately bursts into life with a cloud of black smoke and the revs started to climb rapidly i,d known for along time of the runaway engine syndrome and immediately recognise the situtation with splits of a second to react i jammed in 2nd gear and dump the clutch hand brake still on which very fortunately was only just enough to stall the engine this episode led to the whole fleet immediately being fitted with new turbo !!!! one in a million happening ?? mmm maybe, my attitude " once bitten twice shy "