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My immaculate 2013-year Mondeo with 125k presented with a high pitch whistle on startup which disappeared when engine warmed up. All good for 6 months until recent loss of power following a slow 30-minute crawl in traffic resulted in lack of acceleration and associated dull roar from engine consistent with loss of turbo. No engine fault messages but still pulled over immediately and stopped engine for 15 minutes before restarting and finishing journey slowly in limp like mode. The vehicle has always been regularly serviced before schedule and exhibited no use or loss of oil or exhaust smoke. Subsequent Diagnostic Report resulted in DTC P132B Turbo Boost Control #A Performance Fault which is noticeable for not pointing to the exact problem other than a helicopter code for everything or anything with the turbo. My local Ford service confirms at best it's a gasket leak or worst the turbo needs replacing entirely. The kicker is they say they need to remove the entire engine to remove the turbo !! $$$$$$ !!
My question is does the entire engine have to be removed to get the turbo out ?
 

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P132B = (Sticky turbo vanes on the diesels), and the dealer thinks its a head gasket issue? Me wonders if
your dealer has his wallet extracting tool all charged and ready for some serious action?

Checked the play in the turbo shaft? Checked for boost leaks? Will it drive and produce enough
boost to measure without it going into limp mode?

Other issues like coolant loss or overheating or overcooling? Whilst checking for oil and water loss also
check the levels do not increase.
 

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Thanks for response Purple.

Of course, the Ford service dept is renowned for 100 plus years of monetary extraction and I'm all for retention of my tax paid disposable income !
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The P132B DTC clearly encompasses all turbo related issues in diesel or petrol engines.
My engine is the 2.0L Ecoboost Petrol producing 149kW. The car will not create enough boost to measure before going into limp mode.
If it is a gasket leak I am eager to understand whether its the head gasket or a gasket on the exhaust/ turbo side ?
We have had no overheating or coolant loss issues and as stated no oil or exhaust signs of a problem.

I am eager to identify the loss of power problem without removing the entire engine as Ford is telling me is required to access and remove the turbo.

Indicative quotes to service and refurbish the turbo are fine but when combined with the cost of removing the entire engine my value investment in this car is inverted.

First base is establishing whether the engine does need to be removed ?
 

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Thanks for the video Grumpyaxeswinger.
This appears to be a different turbo from the Borg Warner K03 Turbo on my 2.0L Petrol Ecoboost 2013 year Mondeo Titanium producing 177kW not the lower kW as previously mentioned.
This video indicates the turbo can be removed without removing the engine but I would still like to establish this for my year model and turbo. I would also still like to establish if the exhaust manifold can be removed at the same time without removing the entire engine ?
 

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As it is a 2L Ecoboost petrol it is in the wrong section (Diesel) I will ask moderator to move it.
Topdeck - can't give a definite answer but the engine does not have to be removed on a Focus Mk 3 ST which has the same basic 2L ecoboost. Not a very good video but here
Also see PumaSpeed advert, they want £450 plus vat (£90) labour to replace one.
You could give them a ring for guidance on the procedure?
Stage 1 Hybrid Mondeo 2.0 EcoBoost Turbocharger - Uprated Turbochargers - Pumaspeed Milltek Ford Performance Tuning Milltek Sport Exhaust Ford Fiesta Focus ST RS Parts Specialist
If I find anymore info I will post up but quite busy at the moment
 

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Thanks for responses to date.

Phew ! consensus points to being able to separate and remove the turbo from the exhaust manifold from below with vehicle on hoist albiet with some skill and patience removing ancillary gear.

Unlike the exhaust shown in the Focus video my MC Mondeo Titanium 2.0L petrol Ecoboost has the large diameter turbo actuator gate valve exhaust end integrated with the entire 4 outlet manifold which maybe someone can confirm can also be removed with the same sort of skill and patience from below/above without removing the entire engine ?

Thanks in advance for input.
 

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I have a 2012 2l ecoboost and had the same issues,it turned out to be the exhaust manifold that had broken up a common fault .l did the work myself on the driveway with Jack stands the dealer is talking rubbish you can drop the turbo out from the bottom a bit fiddly bt l did it as a home mechanic. I bought an aftermarket cast iron manifold and rebuild kit for the original turbo which had been damaged by the failed manifold. Have completed over 3k miles now and had no issues. I also had a whistle sound which was metal rubbing on the turbo vaine. Hope this helps will try and find a picture of the failed item.
 

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Fridgehq your my man..... hitting the nail on the head reaffirming my core question. If you were closer you could give me a hand trouble is I am located in Kiwiland.
Cheers Topdeck
 
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