Tips for car repair shops

What must be observed when handling turbochargers
The turbocharger is a technically complex unit with precisely matched components. When handling, the following is therefore important:

  • Trained repair shop personnel
    Turbochargers reach speeds of up to 300,000 rpm. Their individual components are made to minimum manufacturing tolerances. Maintenance and replacement should therefore be carried out by suitably qualified personnel. What is important here is also the use of special tools and machines, for example for balancing.
  • Change nothing on the turbocharger
    Turbocharger design is optimized for a specific engine type at the plant. For this reason, no adjustments should be made to them. For example, if the boost pressure increases, it may cause the engine to overheat, resulting in damage to the pistons, cylinder head, or engine mounts.
  • Use the correct engine oil
    Important when oil changing: Only use the engine oil recommended by the manufacturer. Any deviation in viscosity, for example, may cause incorrect lubrication and damage the turbocharger.
  • Comply with the type approval
    When exchanging, make absolutely sure to use only parts and tools that correspond to the specifications of the vehicle and engine manufacturers. Otherwise, there is a risk of power loss or even engine damage - not to mention loss of warranty, vehicle homologation, and insurance cover.