RV turbocharger care – diesel powered motorhomes

RV turbocharger care – diesel powered motorhomes

via RV turbocharger care – diesel powered motorhomes.

With summer around the corner and the highways and byways filling up with rv’s it is a good time for a little reminder about how to save yourself BIG $$$ and it does not even cost you anything to save all this money.

Turbo’s are great things and technology and design changes have made Turbo’s a normal and great item installed on most (if not all diesels) today. They can help make a ton of power and also help with braking on some motors but with all that work that this tiny item does you do need to take care of it, so it can help you along.

The biggest thing which so many folks seem to not do much today is just let your motor idle for a couple of minutes after you stop, this allows cool oil to run through the turbo and help cool it down before you shut the motor down.

If you repeatedly do not do this a turbo will “coke” the bearings which means it cooks the oil and will ruin the turbo at the least, and it could even do engine damage at it’s worst, and today diesels can cost some big money to repair if a turbo lets loose at speed and is sucked into the motor. Now for all those folks who think if they use synthetic oil will stop this you are wrong, (yes it will slow it down) but over time even with using synthetic oil if you run your motor hard a lot and pull off the highway and just shut down over and over it will ruin your turbo.

So just wait a couple of minutes and for the most part you solve most if not all of these problems, and also do not think, well I have just a pickup so I do not need to do this, you would be wrong in that thinking also, always just wait and save your motor and money!

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on May 14, 2015, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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