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Last week was very busy in our garage! We’ve done loads of Range Rovers, Land Rovers, BMW’s and… this small nice Corsa signed as VXR with 1.6 petrol engine.
Turbo VXR – turbo inspection
This Corsa is potentially young car, so we tough that turbocharger is the last thing that supposed to get broke in this car. We did full inspection using our professional diagnostic tools. We have checked all the pipes for leaks or splits. We have checked oil level, intercooler pipes and condition. Everything was in perfect condition… Until we dismount turbocharger to check it itself.
Once we have turbocharger off the vehicle we can begin with another inspection. We opened turbocharger and found out that turbocharger shaft has broke into pieces. This failure can happen when engine oil change intervals are extended and engine is working with old and tried oil.Lack of lubrication or old and tried oil cannot protect turbocharger adequately. That’s why it’s so important to take care of you engine oil.
Replacement & Fitting
Right, we know what was reason of turbocharger failure, we have located damaged part so… let’s begin with replacing it! We had to drain the oil from engine before fitting new turbocharger. Then we have to replace air filter, oil filter and clean all the feed pipes. We have checked them for splits and leaks during inspection.
Once new turbocharger is fitted we are filling engine with brand new oil. Last step is to take car for a test drive to make sure that work has been done properly and car is running correctly.