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Insist on Garrett


Every Garrett® turbo distributed through the global Aftermarket meets the specification demanded by the original car and truck manufacturer.

Same performance, same intricate calibration and same whole-life advantages – but with none of the risks associated with the poor-quality copy turbos that are sold around the world as supposed substitutes.

Slide Show / The Advantages of Genuine Garrett® TurboRecent product analysis undertaken by Honeywell Turbo Technologies, comparing original quality Garrett turbos with remanufactured VNT™ turbos using non-original components and copy turbos, shows that its market-leading Garrett turbos deliver significantly better whole-life value than lower-cost non-genuine alternatives when taking into account reliability, performance, fuel efficiency and longevity. Please click on the slide show for more detail on what separates genuine Garrett turbos from copy/remanufactured ones.

Copy Concerns
Some copy turbos fail literally within hours of installation – and the effects can be catastrophic.

While bearing problems are most commonplace, the bolts joining the turbine housing to the center housing are also known to ‘relax’, leading to gas leakage, mechanical damage and oil leakage that can in turn contaminate the catalytic converter or the DPM system.

Remanufacture Risks
Any attempt at VNT™ turbo remanufacture, using non-genuine substitute parts and different processes than those ones from the Turbo manufacturer, is equally fraught with difficulty and can lead to potentially serious problems, including:

  • Conflict with the engine management system
  • Too low flow/pressure, causing poor response, poor overall performance and increased emissions
  • Over-rich diesel fuel/air mix, causing excessively high temperatures, damaging both the turbo and the engine
  • Too high low/pressure, leading to the over-speeding of the turbo, wheel bursting and damage to turbo and engine
  • Excessive boost pressure, causing physical damage to the engine

Click here to download a leaflet on counterfeit turbo problems