Turbocharger

Used & Rebuilt Turbocharger

Turbo Charger

What is a Turbocharger?

A turbocharger is a forced induction device that is powered using the flow of exhaust gases. It uses this energy received through the power of the exhaust gases to compress the intake gases, forcing more air into the engine so that it can produce more power for a given displacement. It is made up of two halves joined together by a shaft. On one side of it, hot exhaust gases spin the turbine that is connected to another turbine so that it can suck the air in and compress it into the engine. This compression will give the engine extra power and efficiency since more air can go in the combustion chamber which in turn lets more fuel to be added.

A turbocharger consists of an exhaust turbine wheel and compressor wheel coupled together with a solid shaft that is then used to boost the intake air pressure of the internal combustion engine. The exhaust gas turbine then extracts the energy from the exhaust gas and uses it to operate the compressor and overcome friction. In most automotive type applications, both the turbine wheel and compressor are of the radial flow type.

Certain applications, such as low and medium – speed diesel engines, can use an axial flow turbine wheel instead of a radial flow turbine.

When to replace your turbocharger

Turbocharger is a turbine device driven by the engine’s exhaust gases and devised to boost the pressure of the incoming air into the engine. This pressure boost or “forced induction” is used to improve the engine’s efficiency and power output. And while your vehicle can run without an efficiently functioning turbocharger, it will perform poorly and will eventually cause serious harm to the engine.

There are four easy signs which can help you identify a failed or failing turbocharger –

1.Power Loss – If your car’s acceleration isn’t as powerful as before or your car is slower to react to your inputs compared to before, then your turbocharger might be failing and in need of replacement.

2.Whining Engine – One of the advantages of a turbocharger is that it makes the engine quieter since it muffles the sound of the air intake. And this is why, if you start to hear a loud whining noise from the vehicle while driving, similar to that of a dentist’s drill or a police siren, it’s a sign of a potential turbocharger failure.

3.Exhaust Smoke – If oil leaks into the exhaust system, it will produce a distinctive blue/grey smoke as it burns off. This could possibly be due to a crack in the turbocharger housing and is a very obvious symptom of a failing turbocharger.

4.Check Engine Light – The computer diagnostics on modern vehicles are quite advanced and usually able to pick up on a faulty turbocharger and the check engine light will turn on the dashboard to notify the driver if something is amiss. However, it needs to be kept in mind that the check engine light doesn’t solely indicate turbocharger failure and thus if it ever turns on, it is best to take your vehicle to a mechanic and get it checked out.

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