Garrett Advancing Motion has embarked on an 11-stop roadshow

With turbochargers becoming the norm on most vehicles, now is the time to be trained on the correct procedures for turbo diagnostics and replacement.
The Garrett team has embarked on an 11-stop roadshow to supplement the Garrett Installer Connect Training Platform and support local installers around the country.
The free training courses are aimed to explain how a turbo works and provide in-depth training on why turbos fail.
“So far the turnout has been fantastic and getting back to in-person training is a crucial part of keeping up with the advancing technology in turbochargers,” Garrett Head Technical Trainer, Rob Stafford, said.
With subjects ranging from Commercial Vehicles and Performance to E-Turbos, these training nights are a great way to keep up with the growing turbocharger market.

Covered Topics in the training courses include:
• Growing turbo market opportunities
• How a turbo works
• On vehicle diagnostics (don’t assume the turbo is to blame)
• Turbocharger damage root cause analysis and diagnostics
• Precautions before fitting a replacement turbocharger
• New product introduction

Turbocharger Technology and Diagnostics
Before replacing a turbocharger, it is important to conduct a thorough diagnostic check of the engine systems and find the root cause of the vehicles problems.
A lack of power, noisy operation, excessive smoke or oil consumption could result from a faulty fuel injection system, restricted or blocked air filter, a damaged exhaust system or a lubrication problem.
Also, Garrett advises that you check the engine crankcase pressure. A higher-than-normal reading can be caused by piston bypass or blocked breather system, and this requires your immediate attention.
If the diagnostic check does not uncover any obvious cause, make sure that an extensive trouble shooting analysis is completed on key areas such as foreign objects, lack of lubrication, oil contamination, over-speeding of the turbo and excessive temperature.
This is important because turbo damage can often be a symptom of an underlying problem rather than the cause itself.
Garrett warns to not diagnose turbocharger failure by turbo replacement as this can be very costly as the replacement turbocharger could be destroyed in seconds if the root cause is not found and rectified.
If you would like to attend or find out where the next Garrett training will be, contact your Garrett Master Distributor.