Compare Turbocharger Parts

Defects in a Core Assembly/CHRA

Due to the operating conditions within a turbocharger, the level of precision required in the manufacturing of turbo parts is extremely high.

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RHF4/5 Thrust Bearing Comparison

To help you understand these features, here is an examples of the differences between a high quality product and its lower quality counterpart.

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Bi-Metallic Thrust Washer

When you purchase a low quality core assembly, unless you dismantle each core it is unlikely that you will know the quality of the parts.

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BV50 Thrust Bearings

All Melett products are engineered using the strictest quality control processes. Here we compare and analyse a BV50 Thrust Bearing.

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GT 15-25 Seal Plate Screw

The seal plate screw for the Garrett GT/VNT 15-25 turbo to the untrained eye looks like a normal screw you can buy from your local bolt supplier.

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GT15-25 Large Pad Thrust Bearing

Although these may appear dimensionally the same at first glance, this is not the case as the thrust washer and thrust spacer offer a different clearance.

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The Importance of the Correct Material Specification

Oil ramping is designed to allow the thrust bearing to resist the thrust forces put on it. It is essential to understand the importance of oil ramping.

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Sintered vs Hot Forged Thrust Bearings

GT15 Sintered vs Hot Forged Thrust Bearings. Did the turbo fail due to oil contamination – or did the thrust bearing fail causing oil contamination?

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What is the Real Cost of Compressor Wheels

Traditionally, compressor wheels are produced from aluminium, which is naturally a very weak cast material. What are the effects of weak casting material?
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What is Compressor Wheel Fatigue?

If the compressor wheel material is not as strong as it should be, the centrifugal force will cause the material to flow away from the centre.

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