Signs and Symptoms of a Bad Turbocharger
Slow Acceleration The primary function of a turbo is to make your car more powerful. One of the first noticeable symptoms is a lack of power and slow acceleration. If you notice that it doesn’t accelerate as fast as it used to, the first thing you should consider checking is the turbo Burning Oil Burning excessive amounts of oil is typically a sign of a turbo failure. Locate the downpipe, at the front of the turbo, and disconnect it. You can look inside the turbine by using...
What Are the Benefits of Turbo Engines?
The word "turbo" immediately conjures up images of speed and sports cars. The belief is that a turbo charger is only useful if you want to go faster. While a turbo charge will do exactly that--make you go faster--there are also several other advantages for having one on your car. So if you are considering purchasing a car with a turbo charger, or having one installed, you may want to think about the other benefits to see if it works with what you are looking for. Fuel ...
TYPES OF TURBOCHARGERS
Last month, we discussed the technical topics of boost threshold and turbo lag. Here we look at the different turbos on offer, and how manufacturers are dealing with the issues mentioned above. When it comes to building an engine, turbochargers can offer an excellent return on investment. A good turbo can provide extra oomph, without the need to increase engine capacity, which means less fuel and fewer emissions. But, as with anyt hing in life, there are compromises. Firstly, a turbocharger ...
Is Your Turbo Failing?
Oil problems, debris, overspeeding, wear and tear…there are a number of different things that can cause a turbocharger to fail, but catching a problem early can save you a lot of time, money and hassle in the long run. At AET, we’ve been turbo reconditioning since 1974, and in this post, we explore some of the tell tale signs that your turbo might be on the way out, or in need of urgent repairs/maintenance by one of our turbocharging experts. Sluggish performance One of the...
Turbo Repairs
As we all know, wear and tear on anything is inevitable, so when your turbo needs to be repaired, you need to go to a reputable turbo repair center. What is a turbo? A turbo or turbocharger is a gas compressor that is used to force air into the internal combustion engine. It increases the amount of air entering the engine in order to create more power. The compressor in the turbo is powered by a turbine that is driven by the exhaust gas from the engine. How does a turbo work? The ...