Turbo Technics
2 Sketty Close
Brackmills
Northampton
NN4 7PL
United Kingdom

Tel: 01604 705050
Fax: 01604 769668

 

  TURBO TECHNICS LIMITED

Fault Finding Turbo Problems by Turbo Technics

Engine lacks power
Cause Remedy
Worn internal engine components Repair engine as required
Fuel system defective or incorrectly adjusted Replace or adjust faulty components
Low boost Check wastegate and actuator operation
Damaged turbocharger Determine reason for failure - repair or replace turbo
Air filter blocked Replace air filter
Air pipe into turbo restricted Replace pipe
Air pipe from filter to turbo leaking Check hoses for splits and tighten hose clips
Air pipe from turbo to inlet manifold leaking Check hoses and intercooler for leaks and replace
Ignition timing incorrectly adjusted Check and reset
Blockage in exhaust system Replace silencers or catalytic converter
Exhaust gas leaking from manifold Replace gasket or manifold - check bolts for tightness

Turbo noisy

Damaged turbocharger Determine reason for failure - repair or replace turbo
Air pipe into turbo restricted Replace pipe
Air pipe from filter to turbo leaking Check hoses for splits and tighten hose clips
Air pipe from turbo to inlet manifold leaking Check hoses and intercooler for leaks and replace
Carbon build-up in turbo bearing housing Change engine oil and filter-overhaul or replace turbo
Blockage in exhaust system Replace silencers or catalytic converter
Exhaust gas leaking from manifold Replace gasket or manifold - check bolts for tightness

Excessive engine oil consumption

Worn internal engine components Repair engine as required
Fuel system defective or incorrectly adjusted Replace or adjust faulty components
Damaged turbocharger Determine reason for failure - repair or replace turbo
Air filter blocked Replace air filter
Air pipe into turbo restricted Replace pipe
Incorrect operation of crankcase breather system Check breather hoses, pipes and one way valves as per manufacturers recommendations
Carbon build-up in turbo bearing housing Change engine oil and filter-overhaul or replace turbo
Air pipe from turbo to inlet manifold leaking Check hoses and intercooler for leaks and replace
Restricted oil drain pipe from turbocharger Replace oil drain pipe

Blue exhaust smoke at idle

Worn internal engine components Repair engine as required
Fuel system defective or incorrectly adjusted Replace or adjust faulty components
Damaged turbocharger Determine reason for failure - repair or replace turbo
Air filter blocked Replace air filter
Air pipe into turbo restricted Replace pipe
Restricted oil drain pipe from turbocharger Replace oil drain pipe
Incorrect operation of crankcase breather system Check breather hoses, pipes and one way valves as per manufacturers recommendations
Carbon build-up in turbo bearing housing Change engine oil and filter-overhaul or replace turbo