Bogaard Turbo Timer
What is a Turbocharger
A turbocharger is a combination Turbine & Compressor joined by a common shaft. Super-hot exhaust gases from the engine pass through the Turbine, causing it (and the Compressor) to spin at high speeds. The Compressor draws air through the air cleaner, compresses and feeds it to the engine for mixing with fuel. The result of these events is greater volumes of air/fuel mixture entering the cylinders. The engine, as a direct result, delivers considerably more power and torque than an identical capacity engine taking in air at normal atmospheric pressure.
Why Turbochargers Need Protection
The waste gases which drive the Turbine come direct from the combustion chambers via the exhaust manifold at temperatures which can lift the Turbine to over 700º C. The Turbine spins at up to 100,000 RPM. The Turbo shaft and bearings and the oil which lubricates them must withstand these conditions on a daily basis for long periods at a time. At switch-off, Turbo temperature is high & lubrication to the bearings stops instantly. Unless special precautions are taken, this may result in thermal distortions, the varnishing of oil on the shaft and bearings and premature Turbo failure.
How to Protect your Turbocharger
Turbo engine manufacturers recommend that, after a brisk run, their engines be idled for a few minutes to allow the Turbocharger to slow down, cool and normalise while maintaining a flow of fresh engine oil to its bearings. This routine, if followed at every switch-off, will extend Turbo life and significantly reduce the likelihood of premature Turbocharger failure.
Automatic Turbo Protection
The most popular and foolproof method of guaranteeing that the engine manufacturer’s recommendation is carried out every time you switch off is to fit a Bogaard Turbo Timer. Many thousands are fitted to all types of vehicles; cars, 4WD's, trucks, even tractors & lawnmowers. Bogaard Turbo Timers are inexpensive, foolproof & fail-safe. They are easy to fit, with plug-in models for most popular vehicles.