What is good for the turbocharger – Dos and Dont's
What is good for the turbocharger?
The turbocharger is designed so that it usually reaches the service life of the engine. It does not require any special maintenance or care. To ensure that it really does last as long as the engine, the following service instructions from the engine manufacturer must be followed exactly:
- Oil change intervals
- Checking the oil pressure
- Cleaning the air filter system
What is bad for the turbocharger?
90% of all turbocharger damage is caused by the following:
- Ingress of foreign bodies into the turbine or compressor
- Dirt in the oil
- Insufficient oil supply (oil pressure/filter system)
- Excessive exhaust gas temperatures (ignition systems/injection systems)
Working on the turbocharger
Since the turbocharger parts are manufactured with precision machines down to thousandths of a millimeter and the impellers rotate at up to 300,000 revolutions per minute, work on the turbocharger should only be carried out by trained specialists: That's why you should go to the TurboExperts.
What you yourself can contribute to the service life of the turbocharger
To avoid extreme temperature differences, be sure to drive your vehicle warm and then cold again after the drive. So if possible, do not park your vehicle hot, this can also shorten the service life of your turbocharger due to the intense heat load.
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