Welcome to Kenya's emerging Turbo care center: We offer quality turbo reconditioning services at very pocket friendly rates; that will leave you with a smile & a healthy Turbo to boost you on the run.
Planet turbo services was established with a strong commitment to chiefly concentrate only in the specialized field of Turbo charger reconditioning & repairs. It is our utmost desire to keep turbo reconditioning alive by providing high quality & Genuine parts to facilitate possible repairs & technical support where necessary. We believe these is one of our honest efforts towards contributing to the “Going Green” philosophy.
How do I know if my turbocharger is in need of service?
If you have noticed a drop off in the performance or economy of your turbocharged car, and suspect the turbo might be the problem, there are several ways to inspect your system for proper operation. Assuming that the air filter, exhaust system and fuel system are in good operating condition, you can focus directly on the turbocharger itself. You will need to remove the air filter system to gain access to the front of the turbocharger, making notes on any amounts of oil or loose connections you might find.
Once you can visually see the compressor wheel, look for the following signs: You should find a clean, oil-free wheel, without any signs of nicks, dings, or evidence of rubbing between the wheel and the compressor housing. Making sure the turbo is cool enough to touch, check to see if the turbocharger rotates freely, with minimal amounts of up and down movement. The wheel will have some movement in the bearings in a radial motion, but there should never be enough play to allow the wheel to contact the housing. Next, you will want to push and pull on the compressor shaft feeling for axial movement. There should never be any movement that you can feel in this direction; the nominal clearance is usually less than .003”. If it passes inspection on the compressor side, it is time to move over to the exhaust side. You will have to remove the exhaust pipe all the way at the turbocharger, and be able to see the turbine wheel.
The wheel should be fairly clean, without any signs of wetness from oil, large amounts of carbon build up, etc. The wheel should be very dry to the touch, without any scale or other contaminants built up on its surface. There should be no signs of rubbing or damage to the blades. The turbine wheel shaft directly connects it to the compressor wheel, so spinning one should also spin the other. While you are looking at the exhaust side of the turbo, inspect the housing for any signs of cracks or leaks, any of which can cause a lack in performance.
The usual signs of a turbo that is failing will be the accumulation of oil on one or the other housings, excessive bearing movement or wheel to housing contact.