Turbo

We replace Turbo for all makes and models in Reading, United Kingdom. We also provide free collection and Delivery service from your home or place of work

Car turbos are most commonly associated with diesel and high-performance vehicles, but they are also increasingly being used in patrol cars as a method of improving engine efficiency and performance. Turbocharger is a mechanically complex invention. It comprises of two fans, attached to either end of a metal shaft, and a compression chamber for gases. The hot exhaust gas from the cylinders drives one of the fans (the turbine), which in turn spins the second fan the compressor. The compressor forces extra air into the engine’s cylinders drawn from the car’s air intake. To make the system more efficient, the hot air emitted from the compressor is cooled by a heat exchanger to increase its density before it enters the cylinders, resulting in a faster fuel-combustion rate. This is what generates the extra power for the car’s drive. The magic of the turbocharging system is that all the extra power is recycled power – it is generated by its own exhaust gases – so it comes at no extra running cost.

A turbocharger is a help to push more air into the engine to significantly boost engine performance. The system is powered by the exhaust gases coming from the engine which drive a turbine in the turbo to push more air into the engine. It helps to achieve a more efficient combustion, with normally more power for only a small increase in fuel consumption.

Faulty turbochargers are not easily identified, the most obvious signs will be less power and a decreased fuel efficiency, emissions may also be worse. This will cost you a lot of money in the long term, as the car will be using more fuel, so it's important you get Many Autos to repair it.

As a vital component of many vehicles, it shouldn't need to be replaced for the lifetime of the vehicle. This doesn't mean it always lasts, but you shouldn't expect this part of your vehicle to need replacing. Only undertake this repair if your vehicle has been diagnosed with this issue by a professional Many Autos mechanic.

  • What are the signs of a turbo failing?
  • Poor acceleration. One of the most significant symptoms of a failing turbo you should notice is lack of overall power
  • Irregular or excessive exhaust
  • Check engine light.
  • Lack of boost
  • Loud shrieking noise
  • Build-up of debris
  • Cracks or faulty seals
  • Carbon deposits
  • Excessive Exhaust Smoke
  • Increased Oil Consumption
  • Symptoms of Turbo Failure

High EGT Damage to the turbine wheel with the axle is caused by excessive exhaust gas temperature. The cause of this turbo failure is the combustion failure in the engine. The high temperature on the axle shafts causes the burning of the oil.

The bad news is that engine damage seldom occurs due to a turbo failing. If the impeller chips off, they usually end up in the intercooler and catalytic converter. Usually when a turbo fails the pieces go into the intercooler along with a good amount of engine lube oil.

By the 1980s, turbo technology was evolving, and automakers installed them to boost the power of these smaller engines. But turbos promised more than just power they promised fuel economy benefits too. Turbos were billed to have the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine with the power of a Six.

Turbocharged engines will require more frequent oil changes and fresh spark plugs, though turbo engines typically don't require additional service compared to naturally aspirated engines.

Under this condition, the oil will leak out into the compressor housing and or the turbine housing past the piston ring seals. Problems with the oil drain system can cause leaks to turbochargers as well. Most turbocharger oil leaks are recognized at the turbine (exhaust) outlet.

If the engine is burning oil, this can indicate a few different problems in the engine. First is that oil is getting past the piston rings and entering the combustion chamber. Oil could be running down the valve guides or leaking past the shaft turbo charger, if the vehicle is equipped with one.

Check for leaks in the valve-train as the valve’s seals in the valve-train prevent engine oil from entering the combustion area. A leak in the valve seals could be the cause of smoke and exhaust pipe oil-leaking too.

A turbo spins very fast, most peak between 80,000 and 200,000 RPM (using low inertia turbos, 150,000-250,000 RPM) depending on size, weight of the rotating parts, boost pressure developed and compressor design.

Superchargers will spin with speeds up to 50,000 RPM. The turbocharger is not connected to the engine and can spin much faster. Both will produce large amounts of power. A supercharger doesn't have a waste gate, which means that smog will emit from a supercharger.

The amount of pressure a turbo can generate is measured in pounds per square inch above atmospheric pressure. So, a turbocharged engine with 15 pounds of boost would be moving roughly twice the air of a naturally aspirated engine, and all things being equal, would make roughly twice the power.

The more you increase the pressure of the intake air above the local atmospheric pressure (boost), the more power the engine produces. Automotive superchargers for street use typically produce a maximum boost pressures between 5 and 15 psi (0.33 to 1.0 bars), providing a proportionate increase in power.

Compared with a naturally aspirated engine of identical power output, the fuel consumption of a turbocharger engine is lower, as some of the normally wasted exhaust energy contributes to the engine's efficiency. Due to the lower volumetric displacement of the turbo engine, frictional and thermal losses are less.

Looking at the difference between the two the supercharger will take its power from the crankshaft whereas the turbocharger will draw power from exhaust gases that result from combustion. Superchargers will spin with speeds up to 50,000 RPM. The turbocharger is not connected to the engine and can spin much faster.

These estimates may include Engine oil, Engine oil filter, Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - exhaust manifold, Turbocharger (TC) oil feed pipe, Turbocharger (TC) oil return pipe, Turbocharger (TC), Turbocharger (TC) boost pressure sensor, Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - air intake, Turbocharger (TC) pipe connection - intercooler and/or Turbocharger (TC)

Sometimes, the worst part of getting your car fixed is having to bring it to the garage. We are therefore happy to offer our customers a free collection and delivery service If you prearrange a collection, we will pick your car up from your home or place of work and drive it to our premises, carry out all the necessary work (having consulted you) and deliver it back to you at the end of the day.

We are able to tow, jump start or repair your vehicle if you are experiencing problems or broken down for a small fee. If we can't sadly start your vehicle, we can contact a local recovery firm to collect your vehicle for a very competitive price.

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