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How to get your turbocharger replaced
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What is a turbocharger?
A turbocharger is a device that increases an engine's efficiency and power by forcing more air into the combustion chamber, this allows proportionally more fuel to be used than a naturally aspirated engine equating to more horsepower.
How to tell if you need your turbocharger replaced
There are a few signs that your turbocharger may need to be replaced, or at least have some attention paid to it.
Whilst the following issues may not always be your turbocharger, it's a good place to start when diagnosing.
- Excessive smoke coming from the exhaust
- Increased oil consumption
- Loss of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Loud whining noise from engine
- Check engine light on
Is it important to get your Turbocharger replaced?
It is extremely important to to get your turbo inspected/replaced as soon as you notice the symptoms, continually driving with a damaged turbo will almost certainly result in engine failure
and generally the longer you drive the more expensive the repair.
What causes a turbocharger to fail?
Most turbos generally fail from one, or a combination of, three things:-
- Oil starvation - Can be caused by a variety of issues inc low oil levels and excessive build-up of carbon in oil feed pipes decreasing oil flow.
- Oil contamination - Internal engine leaks inside engine (eg fuel or coolant mixing with oil) Poor quality oil filter, poor quality oil.
- Foreign objects - Damaged, cracked or poorly fitted intake pipes can allow foreign objects to enter intake side of the turbo, foreign objects can enter the exhaust side of the turbo when there are issues relating to an engine fault
Tips to remember
Certain driving habits can also result in premature wear.
- Leaving engine idling for extended periods
- Heavy acceleration when cold
- Shutting the engine down when hot