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What are the reasons for turbocharger failure?

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April 05, 2011 8:09PM

Turbo failure

Number one would have to be bearing failure. This can very often be exacerbated by the practice of revving the engine to spin up the turbo (some people think it sounds cool), right before shutting the engine off. This means that the turbo continues to spin at thousands of RPM's while the engine can no longer supply oil to the bearing.

Turbo's fail due to lack of lubrication, restricted intake, debris from component failure inside the engine, restricted exhaust.