READ THE SPEED
One limitation of a turbocharger is that it can only spin so fast before parts begin to fail. Typically, when this happens the blades of the turbine and the compressor begin to break away from their hub, resulting in what is known as “burst.” Naturally, all of Garrett consumer turbos are burst containment tested to ensure that if such a failure occurred, the turbine and compressor housings would contain the broken wheel pieces. One way to ensure that your engine management calibrations stay within the optimal operating range is to install the optional G-series shaft speed sensor. The compressor housing comes with a machined speed sensor port preset to the proper height. By monitoring and logging this sensor, the engine management system can be optimized within the turbocharger’s operating parameters.