Turbochargers and Diesel Fuel Injection

* 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
  • Over-fueling
  • 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.

When your turbocharger or fuel injection system does fail, give us a call. We can repair or replace it promptly!


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