In this video, we demonstrate the five biggest mistakes people make when dealing with a turbo leaking oil. Examples shown include incorrect turbocharger mounting orientation and improper return line size.
In the first part of this series, we introduced turbocharger controls including wastegates, actuators, and electronic solenoid controls. Today, we show different actuator designs and how they work with your turbo wastegate to control rotor speed and boost pressure.
In this video, we will introduce a variety of turbocharger controls including wastegate setups, actuators (including vacuum controls, boost controls and dual port), and electronic solenoid controls. […]
Turbo rebuild shops like Tim’s Turbos should have a turbo balancing machine. In this video, we describe different types of balancers such as single plane, dual plane and VSR, turbo balancing techniques, and what it looks like when a turbo component is properly balanced. You can send us your turbine wheel and shaft assembly, or […]
Used turbocharger? Buyer beware!
Buying a used turbo might seem like a good deal at the time, but that purchase might cost you more than you think. There could be hidden damage deep inside caused by excessive wear, ingestion of foreign objects, debris from damaged engine parts, overheat/over-boost damage and more. You may not know the […]
Taking apart a rusty turbo? Be careful, it is very easy to damage the turbine or housing. Our video shows how we disassemble a turbocharger without damaging the fragile parts within. […]
Does your new turbo leak oil but you don’t know why? Check out our video explaining why you may have an oil leak after installing a new turbo and how to prevent it. […]
One question we are asked a lot is about brand new, in-the-box turbo wheels and parts – do they come balanced? The fact is, most of the time new parts do arrive balanced, but not always. Even if the new part is already balanced, when it is assembled with other parts with imperfections, adjustments may […]
Do you have a Holset turbo, commonly found on Dodge/Cummins diesel engines, and are unsure about parts interchangeability and upgrades? Or did you find one for sale and are not sure the description matches how it appears?
In this video we show how to identify common Holset turbochargers from early generation H1C and H1E, to HX35 […]
When replacing or upgrading your turbo wheel you often need to measure the wheel diameter. However this is not always as simple as pulling out a tape measure or caliper. You may need to measure at various points such as the inducer (incoming), exducer (outgoing), or your turbo wheel might have odd blade counts.
Turbo Measurement Made […]