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Exploring Remanufactured Turbochargers

Remanufactured Turbochargers: What are they?



At Garrett Motion, our dedication to innovation and sustainability fuels our mission. Our remanufactured turbochargers exemplify this commitment by providing garages and mechanics with a cost-effective boosting solution for older vehicles.


In this article, we explore the world of Garrett REMAN turbochargers, showcasing their pivotal role in meeting original performance standards while promoting sustainability.

Remanufactured Turbocharger

What are remanufactured turbochargers?

Every REMAN turbocharger undergoes a comprehensive process of disassembly, inspection, repair, and reassembly to restore it to the exact original specification of the vehicle manufacturer.


To ensure optimal performance and quality, Garrett follows rigorous engineering standards, executing precise refurbishment and comprehensive testing. Our REMAN units are reassembled and calibrated using the same processes applied on our OEM production lines. This guarantees the precision, quality and performance that are the hallmarks of Garrett turbochargers.


This comprehensive remanufacturing process not only contributes to waste reduction but also recognizes the value of conserving resources.



Are remanufactured turbochargers reliable?

Garrett REMAN turbos are expertly engineered for powertrain compatibility, and unlike counterfeit turbos, won’t cause failures that could lead to damage of both the turbo and the engine.


Our operators disassemble each unit, carefully inspecting and assessing every component for wear and damage. With the help of our grading system, we decide which turbo parts should be replaced, cleaned, repaired, or reconditioned to restore each unit to optimal performance. Our comprehensive engineering databases mean we can quickly determine the correct specification for each unit.


Where a component cannot be restored to its original state, we utilize advanced techniques to replace it, thereby minimizing waste and maximizing resources. This innovative approach reduces demand for new raw materials.


The reassembly phase is equally rigorous, with precision being paramount. Our technicians fit each component with meticulous care, utilizing their expertise to set the turbocharger’s intricate balance and tolerances. Once reassembled, the unit undergoes rigorous testing, simulating various operating conditions to guarantee its reliability, efficiency, and emissions performance.


It is this commitment to quality that underpins Garrett’s reliability promise through its REMAN range. Think of it as a turbocharger makeover, in which each unit is rejuvenated, restored and tested – and primed to deliver trademark power, efficiency and reliability.


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Can a remanufactured turbocharger improve fuel efficiency in a vehicle?

Absolutely! By refurbishing the compressor wheel and turbine, our remanufactured units ensure efficient combustion, helping deliver enhanced fuel economy. The restored efficiency of our remanufactured turbochargers help vehicles to extract more power from the same amount of fuel, thereby improving fuel consumption and reducing emissions.


Research shows that Garrett turbos emit up to 28% less NOx and 3% less CO2 than counterfeit turbos. That’s the equivalent of 1L less fuel per tank driven.


Remanufactured turbochargers not only promote sustainability but also offer a host of performance benefits. As turbochargers age, their internal components may experience wear and tear, leading to reduced efficiency and compromised performance. Our remanufacturing process addresses these issues by restoring the turbocharger’s internal components to their original specifications, optimizing airflow and energy transfer.

How do remanufactured turbochargers meet emission standards?

Just like their OEM counterparts, REMAN turbos play a critical role in helping automakers meet emission standards. Here’s how:


Enhanced Combustion: Remanufactured turbochargers contribute to a more efficient air-fuel mixture combustion that burns more completely, leading to improved fuel efficiency and a reduction in emissions such as nitrogen oxides and unburned hydrocarbons.


Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR): EGR systems help to lower combustion temperatures and reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Remanufactured turbochargers are engineered to work seamlessly with EGR systems, effectively managing the recirculation of exhaust gases. This results in controlled combustion temperatures that reduce the formation of NOx, a major contributor to smog and air quality issues.


Optimized Air-Fuel Ratio: Turbochargers aid achieving the optimal air-fuel ratio required for clean combustion. By maintaining the right balance between air and fuel, remanufactured turbochargers help engines run efficiently and generate fewer emissions.


Quality Materials and Manufacturing: During the remanufacturing process, components are restored or replaced with high-quality materials that adhere to original specifications. This ensures the turbocharger’s effectiveness in controlling emissions over time.

Why choose a Garrett REMAN Turbocharger?

Cost-Effectiveness: Garrett REMAN turbochargers provide a cost-effective Aftermarket option for the owners of older vehicles, who may be looking to save on replacement costs without compromising on quality.



Warranty Coverage: Garrett offers warranties on their remanufactured turbochargers, providing peace of mind to vehicle owners. This warranty underpins Garrett’s renowned reputation for product quality and reliability.



Environmental Responsibility: Choosing a remanufactured turbocharger supports sustainable practices by extending the lifespan of existing components. This reduces the demand for new raw materials.



Selecting a Garrett remanufactured turbocharger for older vehicles means making a positive choice for automotive sustainability. Not only do REMAN turbos offer fuel efficiency and emissions performance in step with original specification, but they also reuse components where possible without compromising quality.



Why not be part of this journey towards responsible engineering and environmental mindfulness by aligning with a more sustainable, performance-driven automotive future?



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