post #1 of Old 12-15-2010, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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CRD Bad swirl motor symptoms?

What kind of problems/symptoms occur when a swirl motor goes bad?

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post #2 of Old 12-15-2010, 01:00 PM
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If I recall (my mind is trying to block it), the jeep went into limp mode. They told me I needed a new computer... I told them it was the swirl motor based on what I had read here.. Waited days for computer to arrive... New computer did not help.. Then they fixed the swirl motor and all has been good since...

They had done up the turbo intake seal just a few weeks prior to all this...

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post #3 of Old 12-16-2010, 11:51 AM
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Is there alot of oil on the outside of your swirl motor?
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post #4 of Old 12-16-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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I have the new intake tube now so oil doesn't drip oil down onto it anymore. But down around the area where the swirl motor is, it has almost 30K miles of burnt, caked on old oil residue/carbon still down there from when it did. I'm thinking it could go out or start acting up at any time. Just wanting to know what to watch for.
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post #5 of Old 12-17-2010, 08:13 AM
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I have the new intake tube now so oil doesn't drip oil down onto it anymore. But down around the area where the swirl motor is, it has almost 30K miles of burnt, caked on old oil residue/carbon still down there from when it did. I'm thinking it could go out or start acting up at any time. Just wanting to know what to watch for.
start by searching in this forum for the word "swirl" and then sit back and read.

I've read a couple threads now about guys that pressure washed their CRD's engine and reported no ill side effects, mostly after oil leaks. I've briefly and carefully washed the area below my turbo tube just to try and wash away the residue that was on before I bought my Racor and so far I've not had a problem, maybe you want to try and do some washing like that too.

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I have the new intake tube now so oil doesn't drip oil down onto it anymore. But down around the area where the swirl motor is, it has almost 30K miles of burnt, caked on old oil residue/carbon still down there from when it did. I'm thinking it could go out or start acting up at any time. Just wanting to know what to watch for.
Hi Bzwth,

I totally agree with you, I changed my intake tube at around 31k miles too under the warranty... but like you I'm really worry that the swirl motor could go out anytime and my standard warranty will expire in just about 2 months

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You could always try some brake cleaner....I have done that on several occasions. I spray some under the turbo and down in the V...hopefully it cleans up some of the oil that has leaked in the past. I changed out to the new seal about 30,000 miles ago and I have not seen any oil leaks since.
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Hi Bzwth,

I totally agree with you, I changed my intake tube at around 31k miles too under the warranty... but like you I'm really worry that the swirl motor could go out anytime and my standard warranty will expire in just about 2 months
My warranty goes out in 2 months as well. If it is going to go out, I'd like to know now.

I'll search swirl and read up on it a bit and maybe try some cleaning as well and see how that goes.
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Ok newb question to for the CRD motor. What does this swirl motor do?
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