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Welcome to Boost Lab, Inc, your premier Turbocharger and Fuel Injection specialist. We sell and service all turbochargers, service all gasoline fuel injectors, and sell performance and racing parts.
 

Understanding Turbochargers

The turbocharger was invented by Swiss engineer Alfred Buechi. His patent for the turbo was applied for use in 1905. Diesel ships and locomotives with turbochargers began appearing in the 1920s. A turbocharger, or turbo, is an air compressor used for forced-induction of an internal combustion engine. Like a supercharger, the purpose of a turbo is to increase the mass of air entering the engine to create more power. However, a turbo differs in that the compressor is powered by a gas turbine driven by the engine's own exhaust gases.

Turbo Design & Development

The post world war II economic development spawned the rise of several turbocharger design and development companies that would specialize in turbos. These companies like Schwitzer, Garrett, Holset and others design and manufacture turbochargers for the world's leading engine manufacturers. But each of these original equipment turbo manufacturers also make their products available through their own distribution network to provide end-user customers with genuine quality engineered product through companies that specialize in these disciplines. In some cases these experts will even have updated product with features that exceed the original equipment in durability or performance; that's their job, bringing the latest technology to you, the customer.

What Fails Turbos

Turbochargers "fail" for a number of reasons including foreign object damage, contaminated oil supply, restricted oil supply or issues related to the turbo oil drain system and/or the engine breather system. More specific reasons why your turbo may fail are; contaminated oil, dirty oil, lack of lubrication, low oil pressure, kinks in the oil inlet lines, clogs in the oil inlet line, plugged air cleaners, collapsing hose connections, undersized air pipes, prolonged engine idling, over-fueling, hot engine shut-down, improperly installed gaskets and nuts/washers dropped into exhaust system.

Preventing Turbocharger Failure

Taking preventative measures when using a turbocharging system can and will increase the life of any turbocharger (not to mention aide in keeping your engine safe from damage by a failing turbo). Keep in mind these steps when using a turbocharging system; keep clean oil in your engine (always a good idea for any engine, not just a turbocharged one), keep the air filter clean and unrestricted, the duct work from the air cleaner should be free of holes, the duct work connections should be tight to prevent leaks, warm up the engine for two to five minutes prior to throttling up and let engine idle for approximately 2 minutes prior to engine shut down.