This 02 Sierra HD came to us with a leaking turbocharger, A quick clean of the main oil feed line was all it required. This Diesel is ready to roll.
A turbocharger is basically an air pump or air compressor. It’s major parts include a center housing, compressor wheel, shaft, turbine housing and turbine wheel. The center housing contains a compressor seal, turbine seal and bearings.
The turbocharger increases the quantity and density of air in the engine combustion chambers. The increased volume of air in the engine allows more fuel to be used while being able maintain the proper air to fuel ratio. The increased air and fuel allows the engine to produce more horsepower than a non-turbocharged engine.