Tim's Turbos Blog

109, 2015

Simple Way To Measure Your Turbo Wheel

When replacing or upgrading your turbo wheel you often need to measure the wheel diameter.  However this is not always as simple as pulling out a tape measure or caliper.  You may need to measure at various points such as the inducer (incoming), exducer (outgoing), or your turbo wheel might have odd blade counts.
Turbo Measurement […]

1108, 2015

Turbocharger Balancing

Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about Balancing Gas and Diesel turbochargers, and is it important? The answer is a definite “YES,” all turbochargers need to be balanced during and after assembly.

If you do not properly balance your turbocharger, you can burn out the bearings, seals and thrust collar with off-balance, non-parallel […]

607, 2015

Keep Your Turbo Cool and Healthy

With summer here you need to think about keeping your turbo running cool.  Proper oil flow is needed to maintain lubrication and cooling of turbo bearings.  Insufficient lubrication can lead to costly premature turbo failure.

OK, Keep it COOL! Give it the oil!

Here are some good starting points when considering oil line size. The three most […]

1906, 2015

Testing VNT VGT Turbocharger and Actuator After Rebuild

Our VNT VGT testing video demonstrates how VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) or VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbine) turbochargers work and testing the actuator after our turbo rebuild service. […]

506, 2015

Is Your Turbo Leaking Oil?

“My turbo is leaking oil.”

When you run a turbocharger rebuild shop, you hear these 5 words a lot. The next words are usually ” I just need my seals replaced”. hummm,,no

OK, so I figured I would write a post for you guys on this one. First off you didn’t blow the seal out of your turbocharger. […]