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Why Turbochargers Fail
Turbochargers "fail" for a number of reasons. Some of these reasons include:
- Foreign object damage.
- Contaminated oil supply.
- Restricted oil supply.
- Maybe issues related to the turbo oil drain system and/or the engine breather system.
More specific reasons why your turbo may fail are:
- Contaminated oil
- Dirty oil
- Lack of lubrication
- Low oil pressure
- Kinks in the oil inlet lines
- Clogs in the oil inlet line
- Plugged air cleaners
- Collapsing hose connections
- Undersized air pipes
- Prolonged engine idling
- Hot engine shut-down
- Improperly installed gaskets and nuts/washers dropped into the exhaust system.
Preventing Turbocharger Failure
Taking preventative measures when using a turbo-charging system can and will increase the life of any turbocharger. Keep in mind these steps when using a turbo-charging system:
- Keep clean oil in your engine.
- Keep the air filter clean and unrestricted.
- The duct work from the air cleaner should be free of holes.
- The duct work connections should be tight to prevent leaks.
- Warm up the engine for two to five minutes prior to throttling up and let engine idle for approximately 2 minutes prior to engine shut down.