How to protect your car’s turbo?

How to protect your car’s turbo?

With the continuous improvement of technology, current turbochargers do not require as much maintenance as old turbocharged vehicles, but it is still worth paying attention to system maintenance, even for new cars, to extend service life of auto parts and enhance car power.

What is the principle of turbocharger?

A turbocharger is actually an air compressor that compresses air to increase intake air. It uses the inertial momentum of the exhaust gas discharged from the engine to drive the turbine in the turbine chamber, and the turbine drives the coaxial impeller. The impeller pressurizes the air sent through the air filter duct to pressurize it into the cylinder. When the engine speed increases, the exhaust gas discharge speed and impeller speed also increase synchronously, and the impeller compresses more air into the cylinder. Increasing the pressure and density of the air can burn more fuel, and a corresponding increase in the amount of fuel can increase the output power of the engine.

Turbochargers can improve engine power and fuel economy, so how to maintain the life of your turbocharger in daily life?

  1. Regularly replace the oil filter:

Fuel consumption and lubrication are key to turbocharging technology. Choosing the engine oil recommended by the original factory can reduce the lack of lubrication and heat dissipation of the floating turbine spindle.

  1. Do turbo cleaning frequently:

If the lubricating ability of the oil decreases, the turbocharger will fail prematurely. Clean or replace the air filter on time to prevent dust and other impurities from entering the high-speed rotating turbocharger impeller.

  1. Do not shut down the engine immediately:

After the running engine suddenly stops, the oil pressure is zero, and the high temperature of the turbine part of the turbocharger is transferred to the middle, and the heat cannot be taken away quickly. If the temperature of the exhaust manifold is very high at this time, its heat will be absorbed into the turbocharger housing, and the engine oil left inside the turbocharger will boil and form carbon deposits.

  1. Correctly select and reasonablely use engine oil:

All turbocharged engines need to use synthetic engine oil, and the oil replacement cycle should be determined reasonably according to the operating conditions. Be sure to avoid using fake oil and unqualified oil, otherwise it will cause abnormal wear of the turbine or severe coking, which will damage the supercharger.

A turbocharger can increase the air intake to the engine. The fuel for the engine is a mixture of air and gasoline. If there is more air intake and more fuel injection, you can increase the power of your engine and make your car faster. If you use a turbocharger without knowing the condition of your car during the vehicle modification process, it may affect the performance of your turbocharger, which in turn will affect the power improvement effect of your car. Therefore, before using the turbocharger, it is recommended that you check your car system professionally, such as knowing how powerful the turbocharger is, which engine oil is most suitable, etc.

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