Turbo, Short for Turbocharger. Currently there are not many original system models equipped with turbocharged engines, mainly focused on several brands, which are all belong to medium-level or above, such as VW PASSAT 1.8T, BORA 1.8T; Audi A6 1.8 T, Audi A4 1.8T, Audi TT, ALROAD QUATTRO 2.7T (V6 Biturbo); The more advanced is Saab 9-3,9-5; Benz S600 (5.5L V12 Twin-Turbo), etc. What making the fans crazy are the Japan's high-performance sports cars, Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (CX9A), Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GDB), Toyota Supra (JZA80), Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) and so on. For some car owners buying a car with "T", that is the turbocharged model, what their reaction is: "more powerful than ordinary naturally aspirated engine car!
Indeed, turbocharged engine thanks to its distinctive working principle, making it has superior power performance. Relative to the same power NA car, under the same power output data and non-extreme conditions, turbocharged cars fuel consumption may not be worse than the NA cars. Moreover, its biggest advantage is upgraded, convenience to modify and the original potential of performance improvements, which is the unnatural aspirated engine can not match.
So, when car owner have to replace their turbocharger, does anybody correctly understanding how to identify turbochargers? Identifying the turbo correctly means you'll get the right replacement first time, saving your time and money. First, information related to your vehicle data, which are including application engine, make and size, year of registration; Second any additional turbo information, such as turbo model or type number, that describe the model or frame size of your turbocharger; turbo manufacturer's part number or assembly number, which will be found on the turbo component. OEM Part / Assembly number for the turbochargers is the number quoted in all references and publications and is the most useful number for service purposes.
The information above is necessary for you choose a replacement turbocharger. But what is more, you have to determine the turbo can normal operation.
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