For Perth Turbos and Perth Turbochargers the only choice is Ron Bell's Engines. Bells Engines supply turbos for diesel and petrol applications throughout the Perth area. At Bells Engines there is an enormous choice of Turbos including engines and parts for most makes and sizes of engines. Call Ron Bell today and you will be very satisfied with the very best service for Turbochargers in Western Australia.
Bells Engines are the genuine experts when it comes to choosing new and used engine parts in Perth and Western Australia. We specialize in turbos for Cummins® engines, Caterpillar® engines, Detroit® engines, Navistar® engines, Perkins® engines, Waukesha® engines, Yanmar® engines, Komatsu® engines, Toyota® engines, John Deere® engines,, Case IH engines, Ford® engines, Nissan® engines, Holden® engines, Performance engines, and much much more.
TURBO CHARGED DIESEL ENGINES
The turbo charged diesel engine was introduced in 1957 and it's success is reflected in the fact that almost all heavy trucks use turbo charged diesel engines and this tread was continued into the small diesel for automotive application, particularly in Europe where their popularity has boomed due to low fuel consumption, durability and low emissions. Currently manufacturers are devoting a lot of their time on improving these engines still further. Recently we have seen the Golf Turbo diesel in Motor sport events with surprising success.
TURBO CHARGED PETROL ENGINES
The diesel success story was originally not repeated with petrol engines, mainly due to the fact that petrol engines:
- Already have a high specific power output without forced induction.
- Have a wild speed range causing turbo selection difficulties.
- High exhaust gas temperatures require the use of exotic materials.
- Require complicated and advanced engine management systems to control detonation, "turbo lag" and fuel economy.
- Require comprehensive heat shielding to protect under bonnet components.
- Require low compression ratios, and thus are very sluggish to start.
The turbo chargers gained acceptance with non-decompressed engines where the turbo boost is controlled by the ECU. In these cases the engine operates as a normal aspirated, non-decompressed engine until the turbo boost sets in gradually. The boost is adjusted by the ECU in accordance with the RPM, and when the airflow restrictions at high RPM reduce the efficiency, then the boost pressure is increased to bring it back. This provides an almost “flat” power curve.
Properly installed and setup, a turbo charged petrol engine can give many years of trouble free service, and although seemingly an expensive solution, turbo charging gives good value for money in terms of HP / Unit cost.
As emission controls become stickier there will be increased focus on forced induction engines as a means of meeting the new standards because of high specific power output reducing total emissions and the better combustion efficiency improving emissions.
The questions most people ask is: How does the bearing in a turbo work, and how long will it last? The turbo seal and bearing works like a piston (ring). Instead of going up and down, the piston turns at high speed, and the rings are the seal and the bearing. It is therefore not surprising that they last a long time, the same as the piston rings in your engine.