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Used BMW Turbo Chargers

All used BMW Turbo Chargers listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for BMW from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Turbo Chargers

The BMW turbo charger boosts the flow of compressed air and in turn increases the flow of fuel, into the combustion chamber of the engine, improving the performance of the engine, which effectively enables the car to go faster. 

The BMW turbo charger attaches to the exhaust and the engine and is driven by a turbine powered by gas from the exhaust. The exhaust leaves the engine and enters the housing of the turbine which causes the turbine wheel to rotate. The power of this rotation turns a shaft connected to a compressor, forcing the compressor to spin. As the compressor rotates it sucks in clean air and forces it through into the combustion chamber, providing extra power to the engine.

The BMW turbo charger increases the engine's fuel efficiency and provides significantly more power than the engine alone, while helping to reduce CO2 emissions. It has an important part to play, therefore, in the overall performance of the engine, boosting the performance of the engine, enabling it to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Problems can occur with the BMW turbo charger and there are a variety of issues that car owners may come across. A build-up of dirt and carbon can cause damage to the internal parts of the BMW turbo charger which prevents it from performing properly and can, if left unattended, lead to severe damage to the unit. To avoid a build-up of unwanted dirt and carbon on the BMW turbo charger ensure you regularly filter and change the oil. Issues can arise if unwanted debris such as stones and twigs from the road enters the turbo charger which can cause damage to the compressor wheels and turbine. This can harm the overall performance of the BMW turbo charger. The turbo charger housing can crack which can lead to unwanted oil leaking into the exhaust system, causing the exhaust to smoke. General wear and tear will naturally take its toll on the BMW turbo charger. It is subjected to extreme heat and can be susceptible to damage caused by faults in other systems such as the exhaust and fuel intake. If there is a fault with the BMW turbo charger the Check Engine light will illuminate indicating, you need to investigate further.  If you are experiencing a loss of power, smoking exhaust, or a loud, shrill noise coming from the turbo charger, these are signs there are issues and you will need to have it looked at by a professional. When replacing the BMW turbo charger it is important that you buy one that is compatible with the make and model of your car.

BMW trivia

  • The very first BMW was named the 'Dixi'. They hadn't designed it (it was really an English Austin), and they dropped the name 'Dixi' very quickly, instead opting for the rather more grandiose BMW 3/15 DA-2. Rolls off the tongue!
  • Pop Art legend Andy Warhol was asked to hand paint a BMW, and he did the whole thing on a full-sized model in 24 minutes. He said afterwards, "I adore the car, it's much better than a work of art."
  • The Cold War affected BMW sales so significantly that the company was nearly bought out by their arch-rivals Mercedes in 1959. A silent investor saved the company, but the rivalry between BMW and Mercedes Benz is ongoing.
  • That distinctive BMW car engine sound that new owners fall in love with might not be real. The BMW M5 has such a quiet engine that they had to install fake engine noises to keep drivers happy!
  • The BMW 3.0CSL was sold in the 70s and had the unusual addition of a spoiler that was kept in the boot. The owner could install it if they wanted to, but BMW couldn't sell the car with the spoiler attached because of road laws!