Your turbo overhaul.
|Last week we began overhauling a couple of Holset turbochargers and during the overhaul, it became apparent that they had not been maintained correctly, which was no fault of the operator’s. The reality is that it could easily be the same for anyone with a turbocharged engine. The problem is, you’ll often find the maintenance routine given with the engine is to “inspect” or “overhaul” at set intervals, but this won’t always be optimum for performance, or your budget. You see, the guidance is based around the other parts of the engine and not necessarily what’s best for the turbo and – as I’m sure you’ll know – a poorly maintained turbo will add more cost to you with inefficient engine performance and more intrusive maintenance. For more useful information on turbo overhaul periods, we’ve put together a summary of maintenance periods for some common models – you should be able to see it . |
TURBOCHARGER MAINTENANCE GUIDE