Orientation rig

Turbo Technics orientation rigTurbocharger Orientation Rig

Passenger car turbochargers require accurate orientation to ensure correct fitment in the restricted space available within the typical car engine department. This can be difficult to achieve without appropriate dedicated fixtures, and can be time-consuming.

The Turbo Technics orientation rig accommodates virtually all car turbocharger types with its universal turbine mounting flange, and allows both the centre housing and compressor housing to be orientated quickly and easily, with a high degree of accuracy.

FEATURES

  • FAST AND ACCURATE
  • ACCOMMODATES UP TO GARRETT T04E SIZE TURBOCHARGER
  • QUICK CHANGE BETWEEN TURBO TYPES
  • 360° COMPRESSOR HOUSING SCALE
  • DIAL INDICATOR FOR ACCURATE WASTEGATE CALIBRATION
  • ROBUST CAST IRON CONSTRUCTION
  • COMPATIBLE WITH GARRETT ORIENTATION DATA

USER’S INSTRUCTIONS
Step by step instructions on the orientation process:

1. After assembly of the turbocharger with both compressor housing and turbine housings fitted, all fixing bolt or circlips should be left loose enough to allow rotation of these components.

2. Before mounting the turbo onto the orientation rig, select two stud fixings which will fit snugly in the turbine housing to manifold flange holes.

3. Ensure both mating flanges are clean and flat, before placing the turbo squarely onto the orientation rig. Adjust the knurled knob until the clamping force is just sufficient to prevent the turbocharger moving.

Turbo Technics orientation rig4. BEARING HOUSING ANGLE
Set the protractor to the desired angle and lock it’s position. Ensuring the base of the protractor is kept flat and level, slide it along the base plate until it meets the bearing housing oil drain flange. Rotate the turbochargers bearing housing until the angle aligns, then tighten the turbine housing flange.
Example: The bearing housing angle for the Holset turbo shown measures 202°

5. COMPRESSOR HOUSING ANGLE
Adjust the reach and position of the orientation rig degree wheel to align with the turbocharger compressor housing. Once aligned, slacken off the wheel and rotate until the desired angle aligns with pointer. Lock the wheel position and rotate the compressor housing to a position corresponding to this angle.
Turbo Technics orientation rigExample: The compressor housing angle for the Holset turbo shown measures 328°

6. Tighten the compressor housing position and double check both bearing housing and compressor housing are correctly aligned.

7.ACTUATOR CALIBRATION
Slacken the dial indicator arm and position the gauge until it aligns squarely with the end of the actuator rod end. Ensure sufficient travel movement and set the gauge to zero.

Turbo Technics orientation rig8. Correct a suitable air pressure hose to the actuator, and increase pressure gradually until the actuator rod extends. Adjust the actuator rod length to correspond with the manufactures recommended pressure / travel specification.

9. Ensure all fixing are tighten before removing the turbocharger from the orientation rig.