Turbo Indentification

How to identify correct turbo for your car?

Turbo nameplate is available:

Normally, a turbo nameplate contains: Turbo Model, Part Number and OEM number. Providing these information that might help you order a replacement turbo.

Turbo Model: This generally indicates the general size and type of the turbocharger.

Part Number: The specific part number of this turbocharger is assigned by the turbo manufacturers within a range of turbochargers. This specific part number can be used to identify the turbocharger straight away, so usually it is recognized as the best form of turbo identification.

OEM Number: OEM number is assigned by a vehicle manufacturer for a specific turbocharger of a vehicle. Please note that performance turbochargers for generic use do not have an OEM number.

turbo nameplate

Turbo nameplate is not available:

Vehicle model, engine model and build date are also helpful in identifying turbochargers, but they are not as reliable as three ways we mentioned above. Because sometimes the vehicle might be retrofitted with a different type of turbocharger.  

Sometimes the turbo nameplate is not available if the turbo has not been taken off the car. Now this may be a hard job for the home mechanic or handyman to get the nameplate. In such circumstance,  the 17-digit VIN may help! Luckily we have you covered, we have all the latest VIN checkers and can identify the correct turbocharger for you!

Call us on 0385553989 if you have problems of identifying your turbocharger!