I was just wondering if I should change the filter on the intake for the turbo charger. If so, how do I go about doing so? Are there any potential problems or tricks to doing this procedure? when I do replace the filter, are there any reasonable performance enhancing replacement parts that I can consider? Thanks again. -RJ
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Re: Filter for turbo Charger intake.
I assume you are referring to the air filter. Simply undo the large outlet hose and unclip the clips securing the two halfs. Once removed its worth giving the airbox a blow out. You will get a direct replacement K&N Type filter. This does have some performance benefits and is washable for the future.
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turbo whistle is common as it comes from the tips of the compressor wheel passing through the sound barrier and the turbulence occurs. IN the older trucks you would the turbo whistle as the engine reached full RPM just before a gear change. In smaller engine it is not do noticeable as there is an excess of air pressure that keeps the compressor wheel at a lower rpm and the pressure is dumped out. Turbo compressors reach revolutions in excess of 120.000 rpm under full load If it has just started to make the noise then check the intercooler system for leaks--loose clamps--- splits - Have the turbo compressor checked for damaged fins from the ingress of fine dirt from a bad air filter---check the air filter is not blocked as the turbo speed may result from running in a partial vacuum ( no load on the compressor wheel)
Are you sure it has one? And do you know what a turbo charger looks like? If you follow the air intake back from the breather (air filter) it will be the device that is round on both ends with a square block in the center that has an oil supply line going in the top and usuly a steal tube that dumps the the oil back to the crank case.
The most common reasons for that situation to occur are as follows;
1. The fuel filter is plugged up or the fuel pump is malfunctioning.
2. The air filter is plugged up and is limiting the air flow to the MAF sensor. (Mass Air Flow)
3. The MAF sensor is faulty.
4. There is an air or vacuum leak in the air induction system.
(Check the air induction system and be certain that there are no air or vacuum leaks, especially between the MAF and the throttle body, and that all of the hose clamps are tight on the air induction boot between the MAF and the throttle body)
Any one of these can cause that to happen and any un-metered air getting past the MAF will result in poor engine performance.
The turbo will not cause black smoke. White smoke, yes, if its passing oil into the engine, but not black.
First check that the air intake and filter is not blocked, check that the air hoses from the turbo and intercooler are not collapsing when given throttle.if thats ok, then get the injectors tested, if they are ok then you need to get the injection pump serviced. Black smoke is a result of overfuelling, either by the poor dispersal of fuel from the injectors or the pump, or blockage of air into the engine on the intake system.
Hope that helps