Maintenance For Turbo Engines Explored

In the video above, the reporter provides valuable tips on the maintenance for turbo engines. The primary tip recommendation underscores the importance of using an approved thinner oil, particularly if your driving routine involves frequent cold starts. This practice is essential for ensuring the proper maintenance of the turbo shaft during its initial rotations, which can reach high RPMs.

The second and third tips focus on responsible engine handling.

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It’s advised not to rev up the engine when it’s cold and to avoid turning it off immediately after aggressive driving. Allowing the engine and turbo to cool down by running on idle for a few minutes after driving helps prevent damage caused by extreme temperatures. This cool-down period is essential as the turbo, in some cases, may even turn hot red on the exhaust side after aggressive driving, reaching temperatures up to a thousand degrees Celsius.

The final set of tips addresses maintenance practices. Changing the oil more frequently, around 6,000 to 7,000 miles, is recommended maintenance for turbocharged engines due to the higher heat levels they experience. Additionally, caution is advised against “lugging” the turbo by avoiding full-throttle acceleration at low RPM. Lastly, the reporter suggests avoiding driving in extremely cold temperatures. By following these guidelines, viewers can extend the life of their turbochargers and ensure optimal performance for their vehicles.

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