Common reasons for turbo failures

High quality turbos generally do not fail on their own. It is always a consequence of another problem and therefore not a cause. Read here common reasons for turbo failures and how to detect them yourself.

  • A dirty particulate filter
  • A clogged EGR system
  • Too low oil pressure
  • Excessive crankcase pressure or clogged crankcase ventilation system
  • The suction of dirt, stones, debris or other objects
  • Gebrekkige smering
  • Fijn vuil of scherpe deeltjes in de motorolie

Are you experiencing a turbo failure? Then you can already check a few things yourself

  1. Does your vehicle or machine have too little power?
  • Check that the filter, hoses and lines are clean and in good condition
  • Check that the fuel injection system is in good condition and properly adjusted
  • Check that the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter and DPF, is not clogged or damaged

  1. Make your vehicle or machine too noisy
  • Check that the piping and support brackets are not loose or damaged and that the connections are in good condition
  • Check for leaks or cracks in the intercooler

  1. Is there smoke nuisance or oil leaks?
  • Check that the air filters are not clogged or blocked
  • Check that the engine oil specifications are in strict accordance with the car manufacturer's recommendations
  • Check that the oil drain line is clean and not clogged
  • Check for excessive pressure in the engine crankcase and proper operation of the engine's breather system
  • Check that hoses and connections are in good condition
  • Check for engine block lubrication problems if oil or carbon deposits are found on exhaust manifolds or in the turbine

Wist je dat je via de kleur van de rook zelfs kan zien wat het turboprobleem is? In onderstaande video ontdek je er meer over:

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