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Can you refurbish a turbo?

Much like aging diesel engines, the turbochargers equipped on them don’t have to be thrown away when they need a little freshening up, they can be rebuilt easily, and on the cheap.

Can you refurbish a turbo?

Much like aging diesel engines, the turbochargers equipped on them don’t have to be thrown away when they need a little freshening up, they can be rebuilt easily, and on the cheap.

How much does it cost to rebuild a turbo?

Turbo rebuild costs can vary drastically if you have damaged major components. Rebuilds start at $450 for standard journal bearing turbos, and $550 for ball bearing turbos, but remember the price will go up from there if you have damaged major components.

How do I know if my turbo needs replacing?

The symptoms of a damaged or failing turbo are:

  1. Loss of power.
  2. Slower, louder acceleration.
  3. Difficulty maintaining high speeds.
  4. Blue/grey smoke coming from the exhaust.
  5. Engine dashboard light is showing.

Can you fix a broken turbo?

Yes! In the right hands, almost all problems of turbochargers can be repaired. What is more important is to identify the problem with the turbocharger and how to repair it. To understand how to diagnose turbocharger repairs, here are a couple of significant repair tips to remember.

Do you have to balance a turbo after rebuild?

The answer is a definite “YES,” all turbochargers need to be balanced during and after assembly. If you do not properly balance your turbocharger, you can burn out the bearings, seals and thrust collar with off-balance, non-parallel rotation.

How often do Turbos need to be rebuilt?

Turbos are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle (or around 150,000 miles); however, it’s possible for them to wear out over time depending on how hard you drive the car and the original build quality of the turbo.

What causes a turbo to whistle?

Turbo whistle is the sound of the compressor inside the turbocharger speeding up (also known as ‘spooling up’, which is why it kicks in at the boost threshold (when the turbo starts to kick in) as you accelerate up the rev range.

How many miles do turbos last?

around 150,000 miles
Turbos are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle (or around 150,000 miles); however, it’s possible for them to wear out over time depending on how hard you drive the car and the original build quality of the turbo.

How long do reconditioned turbos last?

Where can I get a turbocharger repair kit?

TurboTurbos has a large inventory of turbocharger repair kits for you to begin your turbo repair project today. We offer minor kits with basic components for turbocharger repair and major repair kits that feature a full suite of components necessary for the full repair of your turbocharger.

Where can I buy turbo parts online?

Turbo Rebuild can supply most turbocharger components, turbo parts and turbo spares in our web shop, meaning you can quickly and efficiently buy Turbo parts online. We can supply everything from a turbo bolt through to a complete turbo CHRA as well as everything in between, like rebuild kits, compressor wheels and turbine shaft and wheels.

What is included in a turbo rebuild?

A standard rebuild includes a complete balance, complete rebuild kit with new thrust parts (where applicable), and thorough part cleaning. Your turbo will look like new when you receive it back from us. The first step in the rebuild process is a full inspection.

Can turboturbos help me with a turbo repair?

The team at TurboTurbos looks forward to helping you with your next turbo repair project. If you can’t find the kit you need to repair your turbocharger, reach out to our team and a professional representative will provide technical support and help you find what you need.