In order to avoid the rebuild of your marine turbo, it is important to keep that turbocharger engine in tip-top shape. However, if the day comes when you need an reliable rebuild of a marine turbo engine then we are here for you! Our team of experts can effectively handle the rebuild of almost any turbocharger engine that comes in our doors.
Tips For Maintaining Your Marine Turbos
When you have a marine turbo engine, of course you want to avoid any potential repairs and rebuilds. Luckily for you, there are some measures you can take to ensure that you are doing everything possible to keep your engine in the best shape possible. Please read through some of these tips below.
Take Care of Your Intake Filters
Marine turbochargers come with mesh filters. These filter help to avoid any particles, moist oily air mixture, and debris from going inside the turbo and damaging the compressor turbine. So we recommended putting an extra felt filter over the turbo compressor, which helps to absorb any oily air mixture. Then you can simply change and clean these filters when the time comes.
Regularly Clean & Wash The Turbo
We recommend you clean turbocharger turbine and compressor sides regularly as per each makers recommendation. When you clean the turbo, you effectively remove any carbon, soot, and other exhaust deposits.
Soot Blow Daily
The performance of the turbo engine is affected if the exhaust passage after the turbocharger is in foul condition. When the turbo is in bad shape, then you are more likely to need a rebuild or repair since it may lead to surging or even breakage of turbine blades. Therefore we recommend to soot blow the exhaust gas boiler tubes on daily basis.
When the turbocharger is opened up for overhauling, there are important clearances to check. These checks include:
- Casing and blade tip clearances.
- “K” value of the shaft, which determine the correct alignment of the shaft.
- Proper operation of the labyrinth seal which is fitted between the impeller and exhaust shield.
Of course, proper maintenance of your marine turbo does not guarantee the avoidance of a repair and rebuild in the future. But it will help maintain a longevity for the engine. And the peace of mind that you are doing all you can to ensure it works properly.
Get A Quote For Your Marine Turbo Rebuild
Long Island Turbo has years of experience handling marine turbos and their subsequent rebuild and repair. We will go above and beyond for your turbocharger engine. If there are any parts you need to properly fix the engine, we will manage a way to get our hands on them. And once we have all the parts, we will go ahead and repair and rebuild the engine. And, if necessary, we can install the turbocharger engine back.
So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for more information. You can give our Long Island shop a call at 631-328-4771. When you call, we can go over the details of the job you need and offer you a fair and accurate estimate for the work. You can also fill out a contact form and someone in our office will get back to you as soon as possible.