Overspeeding can push a turbo beyond its safe operating parameters.

Turbochargers are very reliable; less than one percent of turbos fail due to a manufacturing fault with the turbo itself. 95% of turbo failures are because of problems with oil starvation, oil contamination …

Mercedes sprinter turbo in for repair

mobiltune in thornton sent in this Mercedes sprinter turbo for repair. lots of end float meant the blades were damaged . the turbo had ‘given up’ due to a restriction …

This transit turbo was showing score marks on the bearings.

turbos often wear because of dirty oil. this transit turbo was showing score marks on the bearings when it came in. carbon in the oil through lack of servicing is …

BEFORE YOU FIT A NEW TURBO

BEFORE YOU FIT A NEW TURBO, FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE FIRST UNIT TO FAIL OR RISK THE REPLACEMENT FAILING TOO. Less than 1% of turbo’s fail due to a …

A rarely seen Porsche 924 turbo part of restoration.

A rarely seen Porsche 924 turbo has been in for overhaul as part of an engine restoration project. The vehicle must be 30 years old at least and has been …

Turbocharger failure can be caused by impact damage.

Turbocharger failure can be caused by impact damage to the compressor and turbine blades. Compressor damage is caused by objects being sucked into the air intake. Turbine damage is usually …

VW Passat cleaned up and ready for build.

VW passat cleaned up and ready for build. once the housings, actuator and wastegate assembly have been shotblasted clean, they are ready to build back together along with a new …

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA TURBO IS READY FOR DISPATCH.

Vauxhall insignia turbo is ready for dispatch on its way to Glasgow . we use apc couriers who guarantee next working day delivery to all the major towns and cities …

CONTAMINATION IN THE OIL IS ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS A TURBO WILL FAIL.

oil contamination is one of the major reasons a turbo will fail in the first place.  as turbochargers can operate at over 240,000 rpm and endure temperatures of 950 degrees …

BMW 320 Turbo was leaking exhaust gases through wastegate lever

When it arrived this BMW 320 Turbo was leaking exhaust gases through wastegate lever. There was also slight play at the compressor end. We fitted a new core assembly after …