There are several main causes of the parts’ damage: no greasing or inefficient greasing, oil contamination, contaminants in the inflow and exhaust systems, as well as extreme conditions of operation. Regardless of the cause of damage, they can be rebuilt by professionals, who have at their disposal all of the necessary tools and spare parts.
Our repairs are based on experienced, highly qualified team and professional, state-of-the-art machinery used for turbo reconditioning. As a result we are able to provide every customer, both individual and business one, with professional approach and offer them the most reliable, highest quality rebuilt, reconditioned turbo for their car.
The repair process includes disassembly, diagnosis of the damaged elements and their replacement with quality components, and precise assembly. Conducted by experts, it allows to restore full work efficiency and achieve durability comparable to new elements. As a result, a reconditioned turbo is an affordable alternative for every car, truck, lorry driver or owner of other vehicle and machinery.
Turbocharger's principles of operation
Relatively simple machinery, when it comes to its structure, is at the same time constructed with the highest precision and state-of-the-art materials. Turbochargers are used to improve engine’s power, torque and flexibility.
The most important elements of a turbocharger include compressor and turbine wheel, along with exhaust and air inlets and outlets. Exhaust gases are used to increase the pressure of air in the combustion chamber. In more advanced engines an intercooler is used to additionally lower the temperature of the compressed air before it reaches the engine. As a result, the air’s density is increased (number of oxygen molecules is higher) which improves the combustion process.
Causes of breakdown or damage
Although they are extremely durable, as all mechanical parts they can also be damaged and might require repair or complete rebuild. There are several most common breakdown causes, which might result in the necessity to install brand new or reconditioned turbos.
- Contaminants in oil
It usually happens when low quality oils and oil filters are used or whenever the oil is not changed at the required intervals. In extreme cases it might even lead to bearing seizure and permanent damage to movable parts of compressor. If the oil is highly contaminated, it can also result in grooves, decalibration of bearings, which in turn leads to damage of housing and shaft. In which case the turbo rebuild or repair is required or a new part must be installed.
- Insufficient lubrication
Choked greasing system (e.g. because of incorrectly installed seals, which limit or completely block the flow in oil pipes) or oil, which lost its greasing characteristics (e.g. due to fuel contamination) can lead to shaft and bearing damage, as the parts operate in raised, extreme temperatures.
- Extreme conditions of operation
Extreme pressure and temperature are detrimental to the lifespan of a new or recon turbo. Operation in such conditions not only causes the oil to lose its greasing features. It also coagulates and then carbonates on the shaft, damaging it completely. Moreover, the rotor blades might become separated and deformed (i.e. when its mechanical strength is exceeded), which results in serious damage to the whole part.
- Inflow and exhaust system contamination
Quite common situation, as the intake system is in danger of being contaminated by dirt, sand and salt, which might damage the compressor’s blades. Even rust, commonly found in the collectors, can cause damage to the compressor, as its particles might cripple the blades which rotate at high speed.