Tips for Troubleshooting Your Diesel Turbocharger

Troubleshooting Turbocharger
A faulty or damaged turbocharger can do more than just rob your diesel engine of needed power boost. If left untreated, it can easily lead to total engine failure and very expensive additional engine component damage. So it’s important that you be able to identify any problems in your turbocharger, and their potential causes before […]

Turbo Charger Failure Checklist

Turbo & Fuel Injection
Troubleshooting can be a daunting task for the average diesel owner, given the complexity of modern engine technology. But with a little understanding of how systems work, and what a functioning engine looks and sounds like, it’s not difficult to identify potential problems before they become expensive ones. Turbochargers, for instance, are generally only going […]

What is Turbocompounding Anyway?

Turbo & Fuel Injection
Turbocompounding is an engine technology whereby a turbocharger is coupled with a power turbine to recover otherwise lost energy from the exhaust system, and feeding it back into the engine crankcase. The result is increased engine efficiency and lower fuel consumption. The technology has been around a while, and employed in a growing number of […]

How a Turbo Works

Turbo & Fuel Injection
Diesel engines are frequently equipped with turbochargers in order to increase their horsepower output, but exactly how is that accomplished? The technology behind turbo charging is known as forced induction. In a forced induction system, the exhaust gas is collected, compressed, and fed back into the engine. This highly compressed air allows for more fuel […]