Diesel Turbocharger Services in Edmonton
True North Truck & Diesel has been specializing in diesel turbocharger services for over 15 years with brands like Cummins, Detroit Diesel, CAT, Volvo, Perkins, Holset, and more. Like most engine parts, turbochargers can deteriorate over time and eventually break down. Our expert turbo technicians are professionally trained and have the latest equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot a wide range of turbocharger and fuel injection problems, and we always use quality auto parts that meet or exceed OEM standards for tolerance, durability, and quality. Here are some of the diesel turbocharger services we offer:
Turbocharger Rebuild & Remanufacturing – We specialize in the parts, sales, and reconditioning of turbochargers for all your automotive and heavy equipment needs.
Turbocharger Failure Analysis – Finding the root cause of the problem is key. Correct turbo failure analysis will reduce constant repairs and replacements. Overheating, failed VGT, cracked turbine housings can all often be prevented.
Turbocharger Low Speed Balancing – The turbine shaft and compressor are balanced individually, and as an assembly.
Turbocharger High Speed Balancing – Our vibration sort rig (VSR) machine will provide the fine tuning that is required to remove vibrations at high operating speeds.
Your turbocharger will reduce emissions and improve fuel economy when running at optimal performance. If you’ve noticed a reduction in power & fuel efficiency, and an excessive amount of smoke, then it may be time to bring it in for a diagnostic.
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Signs of a Turbocharger Failure
A properly functioning turbocharger is essential to maximizing your engine’s power and performance. Spotting the warning signs of an impending failure can save you a significant amount of time and money in repair costs. Here are some things to look for:
Illuminated Check Engine Light – The most obvious sign that your turbocharger may be having some issues is an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard. It’s best to bring your vehicle in to a professional immediately.
Decreased Power & Acceleration – A noticeable decrease in power or difficulty accelerating can be attributed to a faulty turbocharger.
Increased Exhaust Smoke – Excessive amounts of exhaust smoke in different colours could be due to a malfunctioning turbo.
Loud, High Pitched Noise – A high pitched whining sound that grows louder at boost can be the result of the turbine blades inside the turbo failing or a loose pipe.
Increased Oil Consumption – If your vehicle is using more oil than usual and smells like burning oil, then it may be caused by your turbocharger leaking oil into the exhaust.
Do you recognize any of these warning signs of a malfunctioning turbocharger? Our certified mechanics are standing by to help troubleshoot. Get it touch with us right away to avoid further damage and compounding repair costs.
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Causes of Turbocharger Malfunctions
It’s important to understand the cause of the turbo failure before deciding whether to rebuild or remanufacture. If the initial problem is not solved, it can cause your turbo to malfunction again and result in additional unnecessary repair costs.
Excessive Use or High Mileage – Just like any other mechanism on your vehicle, your turbo will experience normal wear and tear over time that can causes inefficiencies and lead to performance issues. If your turbo has been used for over 250,000 kilometers we recommend regular preventative maintenance check ups to prolong the life of your turbo and avoid unnecessary repair costs down the road.
Foreign Objects in Turbocharger – Debris like dust, dirt, small rocks, and other objects can find their way into your turbocharger through the compressor or turbine inlets. As they build up over time, these objects can eventually damage the turbine blades and reduce the efficiency of the turbocharger.
Not Letting the Turbo Cool Down – We recommend allowing your turbo to cool down after long periods of driving at high speeds. Letting the engine idle for a couple minutes at the end of your trip will cycle fresh oil through your turbo and help it gradually cool down.
Faulty Seals or Cracked Pipes – The high pressure that your turbo works under can eventually lead to cracked pipes and failed seals over time. The loss of pressure results in a loss of engine power and ability to accelerate.
Poor Oil Quality – Not changing your oil regularly enough can caused carbon deposits to enter your turbocharger and cause excess wear and eventually result in it malfunctioning.
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These guys are great! You won't find a more professional and honest repair shop in Edmonton. And it goes without saying that Ken is arguably the most respected and knowledgeable Cummins mechanic in western Canada. He is literally a walking encyclopedia of Cummins engines. We find their rates are fair, especially given this level of expertise. They understand that downtime means lost revenue and they have gone way beyond the call of duty in getting us back on the road ASAP. Many thanks to the whole team at True North.
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My buddy kept telling me about this place but I usually like the dealers because of their knowledge. The boys at True North have impressed me so much my whole fleet of petes will be theirs. They troubleshooot by the book and don't waste money or my time. Hard to find honest guys like this these days.
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