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Causes of automotive turbocharger faults

Author(s): Jan FILIPCZYK

Journal: Transport Problems : an International Scientific Journal
ISSN 1896-0596

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: vehicle faults | engine | turbocharger | technical conditions

This paper presents the results of examinations of turbocharger damages. The analysis of the causes of faults in 100 engines with turbochargers of cars, buses and trucks has been carried out. The incidence and structure of turbocharged engine faults has been compared to the causes of faults of naturally aspirated engines. The cause of damage, the possibility of early detection, the time between overhaul and the impact on engine operation for each case of fault was carried out as well. The results of examinations allowed to determine the most common causes of damages and how to prevent them.
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