Below we have highlighted the causes and the signs of oil starvation, to help you identify and prevent oil starvation from reoccurring when carrying out a repair. If the original cause of failure is not identified it is likely the same type of failure will occur on the remanufactured turbo.
A lack of lubrication can result in catastrophic damage to the bearing systems which can occur within seconds of the turbocharger commencing operation. Quite simply:
- If oil levels are too low, the turbocharger will fail;
- If the wrong grade of oil is used, the turbocharger will fail;
- If oil becomes contaminated, the turbocharger will fail.