Quick solution of problems concerning the turbochargers and analysis of damages.
If you think that your vehicle may have an issue with its turbochargers, think about it before replacing it, because a damage to the turbochargers may be due to problems to the engine or exhaust, instead of being the cause.
A loss of power, noise while in operation, excessive smoke or oil consumption may be caused by a defect in the fuel injection system, shrinking or clog in the air filter, a damage to the exhaust system or lubrication issue. Therefore, before replacing the turbochargers, fill out the diagnostic check list below.
CHECK LIST IN CASE OF LACK OF POWER
- Make sure that the filter, hoses and pipes are clean and in good conditions.
- Make sure the fuel injection system is in good conditions and properly adjusted. Make sure that the engine management system (ECU unit) features the latest software updates.
- Check that the exhaust system, including catalyst and DPF (diesel particle filter) is not clogged or damaged.
NOISE DURING OPERATION
- Check that the pipes and support brackets are not loosened or damaged and the connections are in good conditions.
- Check the presence of leaks or cracks in the intercooler
EXCESSIVE SMOKE OR OIL CONSUMPTION
- Check that the air filter are not shrinked or clogged.
- Make sure the technical specifications of the engine oil perfectly correspond to the recommendations of the car manufacturer.
- Make sure the oil draining pipe is clean and did not shrink.
- Make sure there is not excessive pressure in the engine’s casing and the engine’s exhaust system works properly.
- Make sure the hoses and joints are in good conditions.
- Make sure no lubrication issues are present in the engine block, in case oil or carbon deposits are found in the exhaust manifold or turbine’s inlet.