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I have a x5 e53 on a 56 plate, for a while now ive heard a

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Hi, i have a x5 e53 on a 56 plate, for a while now ive heard a noise coming from the right hand side of engine. Its like air is gushing through something. Ive been told its probably air intake leak. Now the noise is louder and whining. It usually happens between 2/ 3 k revs. Also it used to churn black smoke out if i booted it, just for a few seconds. That has stopped now. Wondered if the turbo has gone because it has lost a bit of power.
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Your description suggests a failed turbo, although I take leaks are easy to test for so that would also be worthwhile
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you tell me the easiest way to check this out please.

you will need to have the intake smoke tested for a leak, and/or have the turbo replaced. These unfortunately are not things that are designed to be easily checked at home, professional equipment and training is required.. Please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating

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