How To Identify If Your Turbocharger Is Broken?

How To Identify If Your Turbocharger Is Broken?

Your car is driving on the road, and suddenly your friends around you find a lot of blue smoke coming out of your car's exhaust pipe. And at the same time, when you are driving, you feel that the power has been dropping significantly, and the car makes abnormal noises with your stepping on the gas. Therefore you pull over on the side of the road and look for the problems with your car. " Let's check the turbocharger, maybe it's broken ."

Turbocharging technology was first used in the aviation field, and it was widely used in automobiles in the 1960s. As environmental awareness increases, fuel efficiency becomes an important metric for automakers, and turbocharging technology once again plays an important role. People also realized the advantages of turbochargers and began to use them.

What is a 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 presses the air sent by the air filter pipe to pressurize it into the cylinder. When the engine speed increases, the exhaust gas discharge speed and the turbine speed also increase synchronously, and the impeller compresses more air into the cylinder. The pressure and density of the air increase to burn more fuel, and the corresponding increase in fuel volume and adjustment of the engine speed can increase the output power of the engine.

How to identify turbocharger damage?

  1. Blue or white smoke from the exhaust pipe;
  2. Decrease in power;
  3. Increase in consumption;
  4. Increase in oil consumption;
  5. There is metal friction sound;
  6. There is oil leakage in the intercooler pipe of the turbine;
  7. The exhaust gas recirculation pipe is blocked.

What causes turbocharger failure?

  1. Insufficient lubricating oil pressure and flow;
  2. Sundries or sand enter the lubrication system, causing the oil to oxidize and deteriorate;
  3. The oil return pipe of the supercharger is blocked, and too much oil accumulates at the middle support of the rotor assembly, and flows into the compressor impeller along the rotor shaft.

What should we do?

The damaged turbo usually cannot be repaired, and the solution is to replace it with new one. INAT Auto Parts devotes to high quality turbochargers including G series turbos, GT GEN1 turbos and GTX GEN2 turbos. They have high reliability, good matching and transient response characteristics. They can effectively improve fuel efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

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