Ways to protect your car's turbo engine

Posted by Diesel Injection on February 6th, 2023

With the advent of computer-controlled engines, they don't require as much care as older turbo-powered vehicles, but it's still worth paying attention to the system's upkeep.

The ISX Turbo in your car is a mechanical component that is added to internal combustion engines. The turbo injects oxygen into the cylinders by using exhaust gases. As a result, careful and responsible use is required to ensure the turbo's durability.

A car turbocharger is thought to have more energy and be more efficient. The development of a turbocharger was aimed at achieving the same uptime as an engine. The following is a list of ways to protect your turbocharger from premature failure.

1: Let your engine warm up before driving

Avoiding rapid thermal variations is one of the first steps in caring for your car's turbo. These are the ones that can have an impact on the operation of the turbo as well as other moving parts. As a result, wait about 10 seconds and warm up your car before driving. This waiting period allows engine oil to reach the turbo and lubricate all of the engine's moving parts. This procedure ensures that the turbo engine operates at peak efficiency and performance.

2:  Regular oil changes

Keeping your turbo lubricated is critical to its proper operation. Old turbos were typically entirely oil-cooled, and even with modern turbos that are more reliant on coolants, the system can still have a high oil demand. To keep the system lubricated, it is highly recommended that you perform regular oil changes every 5000 miles.

3: Quality oil

Low-quality oil cannot adequately protect the turbocharger. As a result, always use oil that not only has the correct viscosity but also meets the API quality specifications. If the viscosity is too high, the engine oil will not reach the required locations quickly enough or will not dissipate enough heat. The use of high-quality engine oil reduces the risk of major viscosity changes and contamination.

4: Use your gears to overtake

While a turbo system provides plenty of power and torque to even the smallest engines, you should still downshift when overtaking and not rely on the turbo for all of the car's acceleration performance. Downshifting into a lower gear is a safer long-term option than relying solely on the turbocharger when driving up a long hill, overtaking on a road, or accelerating into the fast lane on the highway.

These are the few points that can help you to reduce the risk and also make sure to leave the engine to cool before switching off the ignition.

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