Forced Induction Advice on removing turbo

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Crv23, Tuesday 1st Mar, 2016.

  1. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi everyone,

    I had a good price from midland turbos to fix my possibly knackered turbo.

    The only issue is I need to get it off so they can collect it? Any advice would be great, plus info on buying new gaskets possibly?

    2009 ICTDI ex
    56000 miles

    There's no access from the top so in assuming ramps on the drive. Or would you say it's not really a diy job?

    Thanks in advance
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
  3. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I did a quick search for 'how to' guides and diy instructions but can't find a thing. I'm either not looking properly or it's not a diy job?

    Normally manage to find everything I need on the net but this time I can't even buy a Haynes manual.
  4. Zebster Guest

    It's a big job!

    The best guide I can currently post is for a Civic... Funkimunks ngESM (put 'turbo' into the search box, then select the removal link).
  5. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wow, that looks like fun.

    I am assuming that it's more or less the same procedure for the CR-V. Looks like a lot of hard work.

    I was hoping I could remove the engine undercover thing, undo a few bolts and that's that.

    What a place to put the turbo. It's like they put it there intentionally so I couldn't do it.
  6. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks tho zebster!! Your help is very much appreciated
  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    It's the same on all cars these days, modern engine bays are crammed to the max. Gone are the days when you could put your legs in the engine :Grin:
  8. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It's so true. I have a vw Passat from 2003 and the turbo is at the front. About 2 hours and it's out. Just a matter of undoing a few things. And that's taking my time being careful.

    I found a little guide, well simple steps and it doesn't seem difficult just very time consuming. Plus filling the radiator and front differential back!!!
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Cool !

    Can you post a link to the guide here please.

    Also if you go ahead, could you please take lots of pics and do a guide here please.
  10. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    2.2 CTDi Exhaust Manifold Change
    2.2 CTDi Exhaust Manifold Change (Exhaust System - )

    It's not really a guide.

    Yeh there's not much on the internet regarding removal, which is surprising.

    I'm still hoping it's a split hose but does sound too consistent not to be turbo.
  11. b-jay05 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ben Suffolk
    I don't suppose by any chance you changed the turbo due to a very loud turbo / wastegate chatter did you? just wondering as mines making this noise.
  12. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Sorry I been busy and forgot to check my posts. I have not yet changed the turbo, it's quite involved job and the prices I have been quoted are high. I wanted to do it myself but I am doubting my ability.

    The turbo is whining like a siren at low revs but it pulls fine and doesn't do it when the revs are over 3000rpm.

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  13. b-jay05 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Ben Suffolk
    I have noticed most the CR-V's I've had in have always made a siren noise low down.
  14. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    The reason I found it odd was a few years ago I had a Civic 2.2 diesel and it was completely quite. This car even tho it's only done 60k sounds very metallic and rattles a lot. Reading other people's experiences and they all say the noise stopped once there turbo was fixed or replaced.

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  15. Beefy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    United Kingdom Stoke
    It's becoming more common to see as the cars are getting older. There can be a multitude of reasons why a turbo becomes noisy. But unfortunately re-curb or replace is the only way forward. I've seen a few actuators fail before now. Latest turbos the actuator is not separate either!
  16. Crv23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have noticed that disconnecting the actuater vac line stops the whining noise altogether. Obviously turbo does not perform as it should but the car still picks up strongly.

    I wouldn't mind having a go at it but without a ramp and limited time I dare not try.

    Still have to check all the intercooler pipes from the bottom of the car but my feeling is the wrong oil was used by a previous owner.

    As much as I love this car, in the whole year I have owned it, it's not as bullet proof as other led me to believe.

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