Turbos have an unenviable job – they sit right in the heat of the engine bay and, inside, the impeller shaft can spin at up to 200,000 rpm.
To do this, today’s turbos need a good supply of oil – not just in pressure and volume but in quality. When a turbo fails, the bearings in the center housing are typically the fist to go. Debris can be flushed into the system and can be lodged in the oil supply or oil return lines.
When you replace a turbocharger, Andrew Markel gives tips for doing the complete job, the correct way.
This video is sponsored by Elring – Das Original.