TURBO FAILED TWICE – FIND OUT WHY!
A customer called last month looking to replace a turbo for one of their customers, we supplied them with a brand new GENUINE Holset turbocharger which they onsold to their customer.
This turbo also failed.
As a general rule turbos don’t just fail – there is usually an underlying issue, split intercooler or hoses, oil restriction or an existing engine condition. A lot of the time the turbo is the first to cop the blame but more often than not it is not a turbo issue.
Our customer requested a new turbo again before having the first turbo assessed to see why it had failed, their customer requested this as they could not afford any downtime, however another BRAND NEW GENUINE TURBO failed immediately.
Extra costs and more time off the road.
This immediately rang alarm bells to us – there must be an existing condition that caused both these turbos to fail identically.
Upon inspection of the second failed turbocharger we found the parts to be heat effected from an interrupted or restricted oil supply.