This article provides information on turbocharger maintenance and repair. A few simple rules are given for increasing the service life of a turbocharger: (1) Keep the engine oil clean and change it often; (2) Install an oil temperature gauge and stay off the gas pedal until the engine's oil temperature is up to 85 deg C; (3) If the oil temperature approaches 125 deg C, install an oil cooler that is thermostatically controlled to keep the oil temperature near 110 deg C; and (4) Allow the engine to idle for a minute or so before shutting it down. Other information in this article relates to troubleshooting, excessive oil consumption, servicing the turbocharger, and waste gate service.

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    Hearst Magazines

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  • Authors:
    • Sears, B
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 37-40
  • Serial:
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Volume: 161
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    • ISSN: 0032-4558

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 992
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM