What is a foreign object and what causes it?
A foreign object is simply any object that enters the turbocharger through the air inlet or exhaust inlet. When a foreign object enters the turbocharger, its performance will be affected very quickly.
Signs Of Foreign Object Damage:
- Noise from the turbo during operation;
- Loss of performance;
- Chipping of compressor or turbine blades;
- Pitting around the compressor inlet;
- Pitting on the compressor blades.