Turbochargers

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The most popular component for increasing the power and efficiency of an engine is the turbocharger. It belongs to the field of "Tuning", as it is an optional part of a car. It was invented by the Swiss Alfred Büchi, who in 1905 filed a patent for the "Gleichdruckaufladung" or "Staudruckaufladung". The Adolph Saurer AG produced in the 1930s, the first road vehicles with built-in turbocharger.

If you also want to buy a turbocharger, you can find some important information in this article.


Construction and operation of a turbocharger

A turbocharger usually consists of an exhaust gas turbine, which is driven by the exhaust gases of the engine, a shaft, which is driven by the exhaust gas turbine, and a fresh gas turbine, which is located on the other side of the shaft, sucks air and this continues to the engine ,

Modern versions achieve shaft speeds of over 200,000 revolutions per minute and can withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius. The material is extremely durable. If you overdo it, however, and overstrain the turbocharger at too high a speed, exhaust or fresh gas turbines can break. This happens in a lightning-fast, explosive process, which in the worst case can even smash the case.

As with any other engine, you should first warm up the turbocharger slowly. Only then can the piston and all other components slowly reach their operating temperature and expand evenly. The wear is kept low. If you try to overload the turbocharger too fast, the heat can not spread evenly, which can lead to material tension, cracks and increased bearing load. Likewise, the turbocharger is lubricated by engine oil; If this has not reached its operating temperature, lubrication will not be optimal either. The oil temperature should be at least 80 degrees Celsius before bringing the engine to full power.


What should you pay attention to when installing?

It's best to have your turbocharger installed by a specialist. However, if you want to try it yourself, you should pay attention to the following things.

The oil inlet and outlet pipes should always be renewed. They may be added and damage the turbocharger faster. It also makes sense to install a new air filter so that the turbocharger can "breathe" and is not limited in its performance. Furthermore, all seals that are somehow connected to the turbocharger should be renewed to ensure full performance. For example, if the manifold gasket on one of the cylinders leaking, the turbocharger does not get the right amount of exhaust gas and the entire charge pressure control suffers.


What kind of damage can a turbocharger carry?

Not infrequently go turbocharger for one reason or another. The choice of possible causes is great.

• Lack of oil supply

On the one hand, this can be caused by the turbocharger loading too fast and an insufficiently high oil temperature. Another reason is the formation of grooves on the shaft with insufficient oil supply. This may mean that the quality of the oil is not high enough, foreign matter is in the oil, or the oil filter is clogged.

• Problems with the exhaust system

Not infrequently, it is the particulate filter, especially in diesel engines, which adversely affects the turbocharger. If the particulate filter sets too high, it creates a backwater in the exhaust system, which acts directly on the turbine. The resulting forces can be so strong that the shaft gets hit. The typical consequence: a loud whistle.

• Foreign matter

If foreign objects enter the intake tract, damage can quickly occur. Even the smallest particles can cause damage due to the enormously high rotational speeds. In the best case, "only" reduces the engine power, at the other end of the scale may be due to the ground off the compressor wheels to a completely defective and irreparable turbocharger.