Is your turbo leaking oil? It could have an incorrect mounting orientation or an improper return line size. Learn about the biggest mistakes people make.
In the second part of our series on turbo controls, we cover actuators and how they work with your turbo wastegate to control rotor speed and boost pressure.
In the first part of our series on turbo controls, we cover wastegate setups, actuators, and electronic solenoid controls. We also show how a malfunction can cause low boost pressure and power loss.
Buying a used turbo might seem like a good deal at the time, but that purchase might cost you more than you think. We'll show you the types of damage to look for and what to avoid.
Does your new turbo leak oil but you don't know why? We walk you through 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? Most of the time, yes, but not always.
Do you have a Holset turbo or found one for sale and are not sure the description matches how it appears? We show you how to identify common Holset turbochargers and discuss strong and weak points, upgrades, and common modifications made to this popular turbo.
Do you need to replace or upgrade your turbo wheel? You'll need to know the diameter when you order a new wheel. We show you a simple way to measure this with a caliper and basic math.
Published by Tim Scott on Jul 6, 2015
With summer here you need to think about keeping your turbo running cool. Proper oil flow is needed to maintain lubrication and cooling of turbo bearings. Insufficient lubrication can lead to costly premature turbo failure.
OK, Keep it COOL! Give it the oil!
Here are some good starting points when […]