Date: 1 May 2004 13:26:58 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <davehinznospamcop.net>
Subject: Re: broken turbo


On Sat, 1 May 2004 10:01:16 +0100, poom <poomnospamail.com> wrote: > what happens when a turbo conks out? does the car just act like a non turbo > car or does the whole thing conk out? Usually the turbo doesn't fail at all. If it does, a common mode is that the bearings start getting noisy, and you get a loud whine from it while using it heavily. If you wait long enough, the impellors will eventually start hitting the insides of the housing, which turns the whine into a howl. This, of course, wears on the impellors and housing, making a rebuild of that turbo less of an option , because the parts aren't in prime condition. Is this a curiousity kind of question, or are you having problems with a turbo? Maybe with more details in the question a better answer could be given. Dave Hinz

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