Mini Cooper Turbo Compressor Impeller Damaged by Debris
Our client was driving their Mini Cooper Paceman and heard a noise and suddenly a noticeable loss of power. They drove to our workshop at GP Motor Works.
We conducted diagnostics tests and then commenced with a physical inspection of the turbo.
Mini Cooper Turbo Damage and Recon
As we began the process of stripping down the turbocharger, we noticed the intake pipe was broken. We then saw the fins on the compressor impeller were badly fractured. Evidently, the bits of debris from the turbo intake pipe hit the impeller and destroyed the fins. The damage sustained is a clear indication of what happens when debris hits impellers which are spinning at over 70,000 rpm.
A new impeller was fitted as well as new intake and oil feed and return pipes. The intercooler was removed and cleaned. Finally, new engine oil was added and both oil and air filters were changed.
The vehicle was tested to ensure the turbocharger was operating smoothly.
Turbo charged vehicles rely heavily on a steady flow of clean oil. Please ensure you regularly check your oil and strictly adhere to your manufacturer’s guidelines for oil changes.
Get in touch with us immediately if your car experiences a severe loss of power or acceleration.
Remember, the earlier you take action the better.