TROUBLESHOOTING

The causes for turbo damages usually fall into the following four categories:

1. FOREIGN OBJECTS 
 
Turbo wheel damage, caused by small objects entering the turbine or compressor housing at high speed, leading to imbalance.

2. LACK OF LUBRICATION

Turbo fatigue cracking and material transfer created by metal friction and high temperatures as a result of oil inlet supply restrictions, incorrect gasket placement and use of liquid gaskets or poor quality lubricants.


3. OIL CONTAMINATION

Turbo bearing system damage caused by a high concentration of carbon suspended in oil, created by extended oil change intervals or poor maintenance. Bearing damage caused by a steel shot suspended in oil following a major engine overhaul.

4. OVERSPEED AND EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURE
Turbo damage caused by working beyond its designed parameters or outside the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. Maintenance problems, engine malfuction or unauthorized performance upgrades can push turbo rotating speeds beyond its operating limits, causing fatigue failure of compressor and turbine wheels.