Turbo performance can only be impaired by mechanical damage or debris. Sponsored by Standard Motor Products.
Boost pressure is determined by the speed of the exhaust turbine.
Making more power with less displacement puts additional stress on the engine.
There’s a reason diesels typically utilize compound turbo setups instead of twin turbochargers.
Many things can change the performance of the turbocharger. But the turbocharger is rarely the source of the problem.
The two most important parameters to look at are the desired boost pressure and actual boost pressure during a test drive.
Whether it’s a diesel or gas engine, the turbocharger will have a wastegate. This video is sponsored by MAHLE.
A turbocharger is a complex unit with precisely matched components.
This video covers the external conditions that can cause this type of damage. Sponsored by TrakMotive.
They are most vulnerable to lubrication-related issues (e.g., poor quality oil, not changing the oil often enough, dirty oil, low oil level or low oil pressure), but turbos can suffer other complications as well.
Doug Kaufman discusses some simple things your customers can do to ensure the longest life of their turbochargers. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Andrew Markel explains the importance of taking extra steps to keep from damaging the turbocharger during a regular induction cleaning.