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Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo User's Guide by TurbosUnleashed.com

 
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo User's Guide by TurbosUnleashed.com
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER TURBO USER'S GUIDE-

DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION ON THE UNIQUE TD04LR TURBOFOLDS USED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE CHRYSLER PT CRUISER AND NEON SRT-4
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER TURBO USER'S GUIDE-   
 
DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION ON THE UNIQUE TD04LR TURBOFOLDS USED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE CHRYSLER PT...
TU is constantly being asked to provide detailed explanations of why original units fail and what could have been done to prevent it.  This PT...
www.TurbosUnleashed.com Specializes in the TD04LR Turbofold as well as TurboChargers from ALL Chrysler products New and Old.  Our main focus is on...
Damaged PT Cruiser TD04LR Turbo disassembled. Most compressor housings are still in good shape and reusable when the turbo fails.  Minor contact...
The compressor wheel is what forces the air into the engine providing additional horsepower. It is made out of lightweight aluminum and is very...
The turbine wheel is driven by exhaust gasses escaping the engine. It is connected to a shaft that spins inside the turbo and drives the compressor...
The turbine wheel itself is made of a Super Alloy referred to as Inconel.  Inconel consists of a mixture of several hard metals which helps it resist...
Make sure that your exhaust manifold contour looks like this one. The photo below is of an undamaged refurbished exhaust manifold.
As if losing your turbo isn't bad enough, the broken turbine wheel can become jammed obstructing the flow of exhaust, reducing the power even more...
Even if your turbo is replaced with a new one, once the contour on the exhaust manifold is damaged there will be a considerable loss of performance...
Here is a new turbine wheel in a new exhaust manifold.  Notice the smaller gap?
One of the leading causes of TD04LR turbocharger failure is lack of lubrication.  Every time you turn off your vehicle hot without letting it cool...
We drilled out the coked oil and collected the debris.
The coked oil in the photo below all came from one fitting.
Coked oil is very dangerous because it doesn't take much to clog a needle sized oil passageway.  This thrust bearing hole supplies oil to a collar...
This tiny exit hole in the thrust bearing feeds oil to the thrust collar.
The main journal bearings limits the up and down turbine shaft play.  The holes are a bit larger then the thrust bearing but coked oil can still...
Below are a couple of photos depicting oil coking/sludge in the drainback section of the bearing housing.  It was most likely caused by Hot...
The best way to avoid any issues is to switch to Synthetic oil and change it regularly.  We prefer Mobil 1 or Castrol Syntec.  Stay away from Royal...
This original turbo failed due to an oil starvation issue, but they were fortunate that they caught it before the shaft broke and damaged the exhaust...
Another common cause of failures is a plugged Catalytic Convertor.  This issue can be easily misdiagnosed and can cause recurring failures of your...
When a turbo fails it can sometimes push oil into the exhaust system which quickly turns to smoke.  If your turbo failure was accompanied by smoke...
A plugged catalytic convertor WILL also damage the turbocharger itself.  The turbine wheel is made out of Inconel and the shaft seal is made of...
Here are the results of damaging plugged Catalytic Convertor backpressure. The carbon turbine shaft seal on the right is new and the edges are...
So, my Chrysler PT Cruiser TurboCharger has failed..... what are my options????
 

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