Mercedes-Benz Turbo

What is a turbocharger?

It is a device fitted to an engine to increase its efficiency and power output by forcing extra compressed air into the combustion chamber. A turbo for Mercedes allows better airflow, resulting in more fuel being burned and therefore more power being produced.

Turbocharging a Mercedes is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The company uses different types of turbochargers depending on the model and its intended function. From single-turbo setups for its more compact models to twin-turbo configurations for its AMG performance line, Mercedes continues to push the boundaries of turbocharging technology to offer motorists a superior driving experience.

How do you know when a turbocharger needs replacing?

Turbochargers are sophisticated pieces of engineering and although they are built to last, they are not invulnerable to wear and tear. Key symptoms such as a drop in acceleration, poor fuel economy or unusual noises coming from the engine bay can all indicate a turbocharger that's on its way out.

Signs that you may need a turbocharger replacement:

  1. Loss of power: One of the most noticeable symptoms, especially when accelerating.
  2. Increased fuel consumption: A failed turbo can lead to a drop in fuel efficiency.
  3. Excessive exhaust smoke: Often a sign of oil leaking into the exhaust system.
  4. Unusual noises: Whining or "siren" sounds can indicate a turbo problem.
  5. Check engine light: Although this can indicate several problems, it shouldn't be ignored.

Steps to replace a turbocharger

Replacing a Mercedes-Benz turbo is not a straightforward task and should ideally be carried out by professionals familiar with the intricacies of automotive engineering. The process involves several stages that require meticulous attention to detail to ensure that the new turbocharger integrates seamlessly with the existing system. Before the actual replacement begins, a comprehensive diagnostic test is usually carried out to confirm that the turbocharger is indeed the problem.

The actual replacement process begins with the vehicle safely secured and the battery disconnected. All lines connected to the old turbocharger must be carefully removed. Once the old turbocharger has been removed, the new Mercedes-Benz turbocharger is fitted in its place. Special care is taken to replace gaskets and to check the oil supply lines for any blockages that could compromise the new unit. Once the new turbocharger has been fitted, it's important to fill it with oil and check all connections before starting the engine. This is usually followed by a post-installation test drive and another round of diagnostic tests to confirm that everything is working as it should.

Why you should choose us?

Turbosurgery offers unrivalled quality and service. With over a decade of experience in the industry, we specialise in remanufactured turbochargers that aren't just remanufactured, but meticulously rebuilt to meet or exceed the original manufacturer's specifications. Every component is rigorously inspected for wear and integrity and replaced where necessary to meet stringent factory standards. This ensures you receive a product of exceptional reliability, backed by our confident 24-month warranty.

Not all turbochargers are created equal and at Turbosurgery we make a clear distinction between remanufactured and refurbished units. While refurbished turbochargers often only require cleaning and replacement of worn parts, our remanufactured turbochargers undergo a comprehensive rebuilding process.