How to maintain it in case of fouling?

What is it?

Invented in 1905 by Alfred Büchi, a Swiss engineer, the turbocharger, more commonly known as the turbo, makes it possible to increase the performance of an engine thanks to the compression of a larger volume of air entering the engine. Mounted on all types of engines, its role is to increase the volumetric power.

How does it work?

Part of the energy of the exhaust gases is recovered to drive a first turbine (turbine N°1), connected by a central axis and mounted, most often, on hydraulic bearing or bearing, to turbine N°2. This second turbine is responsible for compressing the air entering the intake. This process allows for a greater supply of air. This pressurized air is regulated by a valve, located at the exhaust, called Wastegate or relief valve. The air, heated during its compression, is then cooled by an exchanger called intercooler.

For some time, the variable geometry turbocharger has appeared. It reduces response times, called “Lag” and increases engine performance over all rev ranges.

What are the symptoms of a clogged turbo?

The turbocharger, placed on the exhaust manifold, is in direct contact with the exhaust gases and the soot that composes them. In the long term, the turbo becomes clogged resulting in:

How to avoid fouling of the turbocharger?

Replacing the turbo is a long and very expensive operation: up to €3,000!

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