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. […]
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 […]
Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about Balancing Gas and Diesel turbochargers, and is it important? The answer is a definite “YES,” all turbochargers need to be balanced during and after assembly.
If you do not properly balance your turbocharger, you can burn out the bearings, seals and thrust collar with off-balance, non-parallel […]
Our VNT VGT testing video demonstrates how VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) or VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbine) turbochargers work and testing the actuator after our turbo rebuild service. […]
“My turbo is leaking oil.”
When you run a turbocharger rebuild shop, you hear these 5 words a lot. The next words are usually “I just need my seals replaced.” Hummm, no.
OK, so I figured I would write a post for you guys on this one. First off you didn’t blow the seal out of your turbocharger. […]