ARMY TM 9-2815-256-24
AIR FORCE TO 38G1-96-2
MARINE CORPS TM 2815-24/5
Mark findings on checklist and continue inspection.
You will need a good light source for this check.
Check compressor inlet for wheel rub on housing. Look very closely for any score marks on the housing itself
and check tips of the compressor wheel blades for damage.
3-13.2.3 Compressor Housing Outlet.
Check compressor housing outlet. Outlet should be clean and free of dirt or oil.
Mark it on checklist if dirt or oil is found and continue inspection.
3-13.2.4 Turbine Housing Inlet.
Check turbine housing inlet ports for oil in housing, excessive carbon deposit, or erosion of center walls.
If inlet is wet with oil, or has excessive carbon deposits, an engine problem is likely.
Center wall erosion (cracking or missing pieces), indicates excessive exhaust
Record defects on checklist and continue inspection.
3-13.2.5 Turbine Housing Outlet and Turbine Wheel.
Use a flashlight to look up inside turbine housing outlet and check blades for foreign object damage.
Note any damage on checklist because inspection of the engine will be required.
Inspect wheel blades and housing for evidence of wheel rub. wheel rub can bend the tips of the blades with
housing showing wear or damage.
Note any excessive oil or carbon build-up on checklist.
External Center Housing and Joints.
Visually check outside of center housing, all connections to compressor, and turbine housing for oil.
If oil is present, make sure it is not coming from a leak at the oil supply or return line.
Internal Center Housing.
Using a flashlight, look through oil return hole to check condition of shaft and/or bearings. There should not
be excess carbon deposits on shaft or in housing.
Excessive "blueing" or "coking" of oil along the complete length of shaft indicates a possible lack of lubrication
caused by an engine failure, or improper operation, such as hot shutdowns.
Turbo Bench Test.
Mount turbocharger in a vise.
Rotate shaft, using both hands, to check rotation and clearance. Shaft should turn freely, however, there may
be a slight amount of drag.
Next, pull up on the compressor end of shaft and press down on the turbine end while rotating shaft. Neither
compressor wheel nor turbine wheel should contact housing at any point.