Repairs for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine
Repairs for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine, especially a turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine, require expert hands. Turbocharged engines use turbochargers, a snail-looking device that attaches to the engine air intake system. They use a process called Forced induction, which simply put is the act of pushing larger amounts of highly pressurized air into the engine than would normally be the case via a standard, or naturally aspirated, air intake system. The result of which is either better fuel economy more power, and sometimes both!
At RPM Diesel we carry, install, and maintain turbocharged engines from and for a variety of major worldwide known manufacturers. This includes Borg Warner, Garrett, Cummins, Hoslet, IHI, KKK, Mitsubishi, and Schwitzer. even if your engine already has a turbocharger, it might need maintenance or an upgrade to a larger, more effective turbo. If your vessel doe not has a turbo, we can quote you on the parts and labor for having one installed, tested, and ready to go!
Because of the additional power involved, and components it’s good to know how and what to maintain and how often. Turbocharged engines require a steady supply of clean, filtered oil as they spin at incredibly high RPMs. This causes them to generate substantial amounts of heat, to which a good well-functioning cooling and oil system must be properly maintained. Additionally making sure there are solid air pathways with no leaks will keep the turbocharger from overworking itself to compensate for pressure loss. RPM diesel technicians work with these Fi devices regularly and have a deep understanding of how to properly maintain the Turbo system in your diesel engine. Here are some of the benefits of installing a turbocharger:
- Doubles the horsepower of your engine!
- Better fuel efficiency and higher overall engine performance!
- Lowers engine emissions!
- Improves torque and towing power!
- Requires minimal maintenance!
Turbos and Forced induction installations and maintenance are complex systems that should be approached by trained, licensed professionals. RPM diesel has had our hands in Diesel engine systems since 1956 and is the number one Diesel and turbo shop in south Florida. For more information on what we can do to boost the efficiency of your diesel engine with a turbo, give us a call today at 800-660-6304.
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