Why do Turbocharger get dirty ?
Compressed air is one of the principal aspects of a working engine. The turbocharger is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an engine’s efficiency and power by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber. This improvement results because the turbine can force more air, and proportionately more fuel, into the combustion chamber than atmospheric pressure alone. The power needed to spin the centrifugal compressor is derived from the kinetic energy of the engine’s exhaust gases, without consuming any power from the drive shaft.
Poor fuel atomization leads to the generation of soot, which can clog up the exhaust system. This puts negative pressure on the turbocharger, which inhibits the exhaust and reduces engine power. In addition to a less powerful engine, the main symptoms of this predicament are faulty engine starts, a noisy turbo, white exhaust smoke, and the over-consumption of oil.
How to preserve the life of the turbocharger ?
How to clean the turbocharger ?
There are two ways to clean your turbocharger, falling within a broad price range.
- The most expensive option is the outright replacement of the part. This is what most mechanics will propose. The price of the part will vary according to the brand and engine type, but the average cost is somewhere between $2000 and $3100.
- The least expensive option with no need for disassembly and entailing the shortest service time, and which is an alternative to part replacement, is hydrogen treatment via the Carbon Cleaning station. This service works as a preventative treatment, every 15,000 kilometers, but can also resolve existing problems in the engine.