Turbo Care specialise in turbo chargers , turbo repairs as well as turbo parts.
Turbo Failure Causes:
90% of all turbo failures are due to the following causes:
- Penetration of foreign bodies into the turbine or the compressor
- Dirt in the oil
- Inadequate oil supply (oil pressure/filter system/carbon-build-up in the oil supply pipe)
- High exhaust gas temperatures (ignition system/injection system)
- Faulty electronic actuator on turbocharger
Many of these failures can be avoided by regular maintenance. When maintaining the air filter system, for example, care should be taken that no foreign material gets into the turbo.
Recommendations for Servicing and Care
The following recommendations come from years of experience as well as guidelines from the world’s leading turbocharger manufacturers.
How to care for your turbo
In theory, a turbo is designed such that it will usually last as long as the engine. It does not require any special maintenance; and inspection is limited to a few periodic checks. However, to ensure that the turbo’s lifetime is prolonged, the following engine manufacturer’s service instructions must be strictly observed:
- Oil change intervals
- Correct oil as specified by engine manufacturer
- Oil filter system maintenance
- On diesel engines, use the best quality diesel available
- Poor quality diesel will block the catalytic converter, which will lead to turbo failure
- It is not uncommon to remove/replace blocked catalytic converters in order to prolong the life of the turbo
- Never tamper with the vehicle’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) by “chipping” or “mapping” – your turbo is not designed for this
- Always ensure services are performed by a reputable mechanical workshop
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