Dealers and garages are being warned not to fit cheap turbochargers to cars after a series of engine failures following the installation of counterfeit turbochargers.
You get what you pay for
Counterfeit turbochargers replicate the OEM tags and part numbers and try to pass them off as genuine. They are built out of very poor quality material, and are prone to short life failures. One of the issues with these turbos is containment failure.
In the case of a wheel-burst failure, the disintegrating compressor debris can exit through the compressor cover
This event is like a hand grenade going off.
A turbocharger is a complex piece of engineering. If standards are not high for remanufacturing, then the customer could be in for a host of problems relating to the poor performance, or the turbocharger literally exploding.
Dealing with a reputable diesel parts and service facility like Western Turbo ensures that your new or remanufactured turbocharger is of the highest standards and guaranteed to perform. We only provide you with quality diesel turbochargers from quality manufacturers like Holset, Garrett, and Borg Warner/Schwitzer. Before replacing, we can diagnose your existing turbocharger and offer you a quality rebuild if that makes the most sense.
Just another reason why Western Turbo is Manitoba’s diesel service centre