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Turbocharger bypass valve replacement
How to get your turbocharger bypass valve replaced
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What is a turbocharger bypass valve?
A turbocharger bypass valve or blow off valve releases the pressurized air in the intake when the throttle body closes, pressures can skyrocket and force air into the turbo in the wrong direction which can cause internal damage in both engine and turbocharger.
The bypass valve or blow off valve releases the excess pressure either into the atmosphere or back into the intake.
How to tell if you need your turbocharger boost control solenoid needs to be repaired
There can be a few ways to tell if you turbocharger bypass valve needs repair or replacement
- Poor idling
- Different sound coming from turbo area when decelerating (fluttering)
- Air leak sound
- Decreased boost pressure
Is it important to get the turbocharger bypass valve repaired?
Because a vehicle's turbo system runs under very high pressures it is important to get it looked at as soon as you notice an issue, Delaying any repairs could result in further damage to your engine/turbo.
How is the turbocharger bypass valve repaired?
Because the turbo bypass valve is a relatively simple design, aside from adjusting the spring pressure most repairs involve replacing the valve itself
Tips to remember
There is a few things to remember
- Always try to get any turbocharger issues looked at as soon as possible
- There are many different types of Bypass/blow off valves
- It’s important to get it checked out by a turbocharger specialist