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Identifying Boost Problems

Discussion in 'Forced Induction / Nitrous DIY How-To's' started by Inigo Montoya, May 13, 2007.



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  1. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #1 -- LACKS POWER

    Dirty air cleaner
    Clean or replace element according to manufacturer's recommendations

    Restricted air duct from compressor to intake manifold
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted intake manifold
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove restriction

    Air leak in feed from compressor to intake manifold
    Replace seal, gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak between intake manifold and engine
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Restricted exhaust system
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Exhaust manifold cracked, gaskets blown or missing
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or damaged parts as required

    Gasket leak at turbine inlet / exhaust manifold joint
    Replace gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Fuel injection pump or fuel injectors incorrectly set
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace or adjust faulty components as required

    Engine valve timing incorrect
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual for correct settings and adjust as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  2. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #2 -- BLACK EXHAUST SMOKE

    Dirty air cleaner
    Clean or replace element according to manufacturer's recommendations

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted air duct from compressor to intake manifold
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted intake manifold
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove restriction

    Air leak in feed from compressor to intake manifold
    Replace seal, gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak between intake manifold and engine
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Restricted exhaust system
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Exhaust manifold cracked, gaskets blown or missing
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Gaz leak at turbine inlet / exhaust manifold joint
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or damaged parts as required

    Fuel injection pump or fuel injectors incorrectly set
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace or adjust faulty components as required

    Engine valve timing incorrect
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual for correct settings and adjust as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  3. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #3 -- Blue Exhaust Smoke

    Dirty air cleaner
    Clean or replace element according to manufacturer's recommendations

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Air leak in feed from compressor to intake manifold
    Replace seal, gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak between intake manifold and engine
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Restricted turbocharger oil drain line
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted engine crankcase breather
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual, clear restriction

    Turbocharger bearing housing sludged or coked
    Change engine oil and oil filter, overhaul or replace turbocharger as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  4. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #4 -- High Oil Consumption

    Dirty air cleaner
    Clean or replace element according to manufacturer's recommendations

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Air leak in feed from compressor to intake manifold
    Replace seal, gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak between intake manifold and engine
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Restricted turbocharger oil drain line
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted engine crankcase breather
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual, clear restriction

    Turbocharger bearing housing sludged or coked
    Change engine oil and oil filter, overhaul or replace turbocharger as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  5. Steven.

    Steven. Formally Green 91 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    ive seen this somewhere before
     
  6. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #5 -- "Noisy" Turbocharger

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted air duct from compressor to intake manifold
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted intake manifold
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove restriction

    Air leak in feed from air cleaner to compressor
    Replace seal, gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak in feed from compressor to intake manifold
    Replace seal, gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Air leak between intake manifold and engine
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or tighten fasteners as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Exhaust manifold cracked, gaskets blown or missing
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and replace gaskets or damaged parts as required

    Gaz leak at turbine inlet / exhaust manifold joint
    Replace gasket or tighten fasteners as required

    Gas leak in ducting after turbine outlet
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair leak

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  7. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    i saved it (thank god) and cant find the link.

    # 6 -- "Cyclyc sound from turbocharger"

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication
     
  8. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    #7 -- Oil leak from compressor seal

    Dirty air cleaner
    Clean or replace element according to manufacturer's recommendations

    Restricted compressor intake duct
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Foreign object in exhaust manifold (from engine)
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and remove obstruction

    Restricted exhaust system
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted turbocharger oil drain line
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted engine crankcase breather
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual, clear restriction

    Turbocharger bearing housing sludged or coked
    Change engine oil and oil filter, overhaul or replace turbocharger as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     
  9. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya powered by boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
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    # 8 -- Oil leak from turbine seal

    Restricted turbocharger oil drain line
    Remove restriction or replace damaged parts as required

    Restricted engine crankcase breather
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual, clear restriction

    Turbocharger bearing housing sludged or coked
    Change engine oil and oil filter, overhaul or replace turbocharger as required

    Worn engine piston rings or liners
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Burnt valves and / or pistons
    Refer to engine manufacturer's manual and repair as required

    Excessive dirt build up on compressor wheel and / or diffuser vanes
    Clean in accordance with details given in the appropriate Holset publication

    Turbocharger damaged
    Find and correct cause of failure, repair or replace turbocharger as necessary
     


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