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Again it is easy to find evidence of poorly maintained engine oil systems when inspecting internal bearings from some turbochargers – the poor old overworked turbo often feels it first – and scratched , scored, and worn out bearings tell the story of neglect.
Regular servicing of your turbocharger will often decrease your turbocharger repair costs, re-bearing and re-seal it before it damages shafts and housings and the overall cost over the service life of the engine will be much less.
Imagine the cost to decontaminate the engine internals after a turbo has imploded and put metal through the valves, combustion chambers, piston rings , etc because it was left just that bit too long before repairs were scheduled, compared to the cost of more regular turbocharger servicing? There is no need to do this too often, every 2 years/ 500,000klm is a good start.
I have witnessed accurate internal engine assessment at my business, just by inspecting the internals of a turbocharger. A good turbo/diesel technician can save you money by inspecting and assessing the turbo components on dismantling and reporting any abnormalities.
Because modern turbochargers can operate up to 600degrees Celsius , it is vital to adhere to strict idle down or cool down cycles before stopping a hot engine. Every extra minute of idle down will help prolong the life of a turbocharger – 2 to 3 minutes is considered a minimum, but the best gauge is to ensure the exhaust gas temperature is below 200 degrees Celsius accompanied by a minimum 2 minute idle down without engine load or boost pressure.
We have seen evidence of ‘hot shutdowns’ whilst inspecting turbochargers sent for servicing or repairs to Turbo Brisbane, and the consequences are obvious and often expensive.
Basically, all these ‘modern’ improvements to turbocharger and associated componentry design, because the exhaust/inlet systems are designed and operating to such highly efficient levels, have highlighted the need for
regular attention to air filter servicing, intercooler external cleaning and checking/testing for leaks, and regular oil change intervals utilizing a reputable engine oil.