A turbocharger is an add-on part that uses recycled exhaust gases to increase power. Turbocharged engines are very popular today since the turbocharger generates extra power and it allows smaller turbocharged engines to equal larger non-turbocharged ones in acceleration.
The belief is that a turbocharger is only useful if you want to go faster. While a turbo charge will do exactly that and make you go faster, there are also several other advantages for having one on your car, including:
A turbo needs a constant flow of clean oil, and to keep your turbo in top condition, you need to ensure that you change the oil and oil filter regularly.
This helps to prevent the build-up of carbon deposits and contaminants that can cause abrasive damage to the inside of your turbocharger, reducing its efficiency and causing irreparable damage over time.
Sometimes, foreign objects like broken engine components, dust particles, small stones, dirt and leaves can enter your turbocharger, either via the compressor inlet or the turbine inlet
These can then cause impact damage and abrasion to the compressor wheels and turbine blades, which will start to reduce the efficiency of the turbo
A turbocharger works by increasing the air pressure in an engine. If there are any leaks, cracks or poor seals between the compressor and the engine, the turbo will have to work much harder than it should have to increase this pressure.
This will reduce the efficiency and boost delivered by the turbo.
If you notice any of the warning signs, then get your turbo checked as soon as possible. Your turbocharger isn’t going to repair itself, and the longer you leave it, the worse (and more expensive) the problem will get!
At Nass-Tech Autos Ltd, we’re always happy to help with the cost-effective diagnosis and repairs on a full range of turbochargers. Contact us below to discuss your requirements.