Turbo Diesel Cars: How to Repair a Turbo Diesel Register

What You'll Need
Turbocharger toolkit
Engine cleaner
Oil drain line

Turbo diesel cars, like a Mercedes or Porsche, are charged with a turbo, which is a special, supercharged gas compressor powered by a turbine that increases the density of air in the car engine, thus creating greater power. This is why high priced German sports cars are famous for their extreme speed and power. If you are lucky enough to be working on such a car, you may find that an essential part of engine upkeep is taking care of the turbocharger and repairing the turbo diesel register. Keep reading to find out how.

Step 1 – Clean Off the Turbocharger

The first step to repairing the turbo diesel register in a turbo diesel car is to clean it off. Take your spare rags and apply a cleaning solvent (one that is specially formulated for car engines) to them. Wipe the turbocharger down to remove excess grease, dirt and grime, then use another, dry rag to remove any remaining moisture and residues. Also take this opportunity to clean out the air passage and the housing unit, and tighten the duct connections. Remove any and all foreign objects you may find.

Step 2 – Replace the Air Filter

A key step to keeping the turbocharger in your diesel car working to maximum potential while you’re repairing the diesel register is making sure that air can pass freely through the turbo. You can do this by replacing the air filter with a clean new one.

Step 3- Unclog the Oil Drain Line

Check the oil drain line and make sure that there are no obstructions or clogs. If your car is emitting a thick or gritty-looking oil, a clogged drain line is probably the cause. Clean it out before continuing or replace if needed.

Step 4 – Check Your Connections

Check the connections of all the hoses and pipes connected to your turbo to make sure that they are securely connected. Clean the connecting areas, then reclamp them securely.