Turbo test

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CANDO
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Turbo test

Post by CANDO » 23 Aug 2003, 02:32

I have never had a TD vehicle MOT tested.
Am I right in thinking that apart from obvious noise or oil leaking that a MOT emission test will show up a faulty Turbo charger?

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Post by Dave Burns » 23 Aug 2003, 04:15

No it wont, what makes you think it would.
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Post by CANDO » 23 Aug 2003, 04:35

Don't know. Just a thought.
What is the best way to test?
Malc

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Post by Dave Burns » 23 Aug 2003, 05:21

Fit a temporary or even a permenant boost gauge and drive away, noting the pressures obtained during hard acceleration and steady cruising.
Other than that listen for warbling sounds from the exhaust and look for blue oil smoke, especialy when starting and at tickover.
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Post by CANDO » 23 Aug 2003, 05:52

Thanks for that dave.
I going to look at a 405 today so I'll go for the sound/smoke test.
I recall someone telling me to floor the pedal after a 5min idle and hold it there and check for noticeable amounts of blue or grey smoke.
Any thoughts?
Malc