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Old 04-09-2014, 08:31 PM
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I'm looking to buy a 2011 3series turbo diesel. It has 69,000 miles on it. Their telling me that's not a lot for a diesel, is that true? Also how long does the turbo usually last? Any other advise would be appreciated,

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I'm looking to buy a 2011 3series turbo diesel. It has 69,000 miles on it. Their telling me that's not a lot for a diesel, is that true? Also how long does the turbo usually last? Any other advise would be appreciated,

A well cared for diesel easily lasts 500k mi. That doesn't eliminate maintenance....read BMW diesel forums for details....soot buildup for instance, an issue that must be removed from time to time.

Turbos generally last the life of the engine. Lubrication being critical, attention paid of oil changes yields good service.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:58 PM
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A well cared for diesel easily lasts 500k mi. That doesn't eliminate maintenance....read BMW diesel forums for details....soot buildup for instance, an issue that must be removed from time to time.

Turbos generally last the life of the engine. Lubrication being critical, attention paid of oil changes yields good service.
All good advice. Diesels, that are maintained, usually are sold because the owner wants something newer not because the car has quit.

Of course 69,000 miles isn't that many miles for a modern gas engine car either.
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