All too frequently, serviceable turbochargers are removed from engines before the cause of the problem has been determined. Always inspect and assess turbocharger condition before removal from the engine.
Should removal of the turbo become necessary, try to determine if the connections were tight and without leaks while you are removing the hoses, clamps or connections. Once disassembly has been completed, it may be difficult or impossible to substantiate the conditions that caused the problem.
Turbotech have trained experts who have years of experience with turbocharger repairs.
Contact us with a brief description of the problem surrounding your turbo, let us know the type of vehicle you drive and our trained staff will do their best to assist you.
Our highly skilled technicians have access to the following high tech equipment to ensure your turbo is running at maximum efficiency:
We have an on-site rolling road to test and troubleshoot your vehicle.
To properly clean turbocharger bearing housings it is necessary to utilise an ultrasonic cleaning method. Second best is not good enough for Turbotech.
We have 3 dynamic balancers capable of balancing small to large rotors in the range of 0.5Kg to 150Kg. We only use the most advanced electronic balancers.
We use a turbotechnics VSR (vibration sorting rig) balancer. The best in the business.
Problems experienced in the field can most often be corrected by system troubleshooting. Immediate or early failure of a replacement turbocharger may be related to:
A turbocharger that has operated successfully is very unlikely to be found defective at a later date. Speed and temperature normally seen in turbocharger operation usually identify defects very quickly. Installation or engine system problems can also show up immediately upon replacement. Don’t be too quick to blame the turbo for operational problems if the turbocharger spins freely and has not rubbed the housing.
It should be emphasized that a turbocharger does not effectively change the operating characteristics of an engine. A turbocharger is not a power source within itself. The turbo’s only function is to supply a greater volume of compressed air to the engine so that more fuel can be burned to produce more power. It can function only as dictated by the flow, pressure and temperature in the engine exhaust gas.