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Ceramic Coating - Why bother?

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Ceramic Coating - Why bother?

Owen Developments make the step forward Owen Developments have made the step forward to incorporate ceramic coating as standard on all their GBT performance turbo range. Why is this a great move? Well let us tell you...... The Benefits… A robust fit-and-forget coating It is in effect “welded” to the substrate using our proprietary metal bond system; eliminating the need for exhaust wrap, protecting components against corrosion, and continuing to perform and look good. Ultra high level of thermal performance Suitable for applications of up to 1,400oC (2,550oF); Significantly lower exhaust temperatures, surface temperatures reduce by ~33%. Reduced heat loss...

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Volkswagen Owners - Having problems with your turbo clamp?

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Volkswagen Owners - Having problems with your turbo clamp?

This week we'll just add in a short update to inform users of Volkswagen vehicles of an issue from the turbo clamp connecting the core to the turbine housing (on certain models).  We've had a large amount of phone calls requesting a repair on their current IHI turbo, and in analysing the turbo we've found its the camp thats to answer!  If the clam goes in such a crucial area your turbo won't be working for much longer and even then its putting it at risk of even more damage. This usually wouldn't be an issue and would require a...

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Turbochargers - A Beginners FAQ

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Turbochargers - A Beginners FAQ

Over the coming months, we’re writing a series of posts in which we’ll be sharing some of the knowledge and experience we’ve built up over the past 40 years. With posts covering a full range of turbo related topics, from the history of the technology and how it works, to different uses and industry applications, there’s something for everyone, from car enthusiasts to our many commercial customers. In the first of these posts, we’ve written a short FAQ that covers some of the more basic aspects of the turbocharger. This is designed as a taster, and we’ll be covering many...

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Common Turbo Faults and How to Spot Them

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Common Turbo Faults and How to Spot Them

Our experienced teams have been helping customers from across the UK with their turbocharger repairs since 1974. In this post, we’ll be sharing some of the knowledge about common causes of turbocharger damage, and teaching you how to tell when your turbocharger is in need of a service, repair or rebuild. The cause of damage There are several main causes of turbocharger damage: Oil/lubrication To work effectively, a turbo needs a constant flow of clean oil, and to keep your turbo in top condition, you need to ensure that you change the oil and oil filter regularly. This helps to prevent the build up of carbon...

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Know the warning signs – how to tell when your turbo is failing

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Know the warning signs – how to tell when your turbo is failing

Oil problems, debris, overspeeding, wear and tear…there are a number of different things that can cause a turbocharger to fail, but catching a problem early can save you a lot of time, money and hassle in the long run. At AET, we’ve been turbo reconditioning since 1974, and in this post, we explore some of the tell tale signs that your turbo might be on the way out, or in need of urgent repairs/maintenance by one of our turbocharging experts. Sluggish performance One of the key indicators that something isn’t quite right with your turbo is a reduction in your vehicle’s performance. You may notice that...

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