Category Archives: Turbochargers

July 15, 2015 How Turbochargers Work

BMW turbos can heighten the horsepower on your car’s engine significantly so if you’re looking for a bit of a boost for your wheels, this is the best way to go about it. But how exactly do turbochargers work? We reveal all right here.

What makes turbos especially popular is the fact that they can soup up your horsepower without increasing the weight of your engine all that much – obviously beneficial if you want to go at super speeds.

Basically, a turbocharger is a forced induction system, working by compressing the air that flows into the engine – meaning that more air can be squeezed into the cylinder by the engine, so more fuel can be added. The more fuel you get, the more power you get so an engine with a turbocharger can produce more power than the same engine without one. Awesome!

Turbochargers use the engine’s exhaust flow to spin a turbine up to 150,000 rotations per minute, which is significantly faster than the majority of normal car engines can go.

If you want to find out more about how turbochargers work, head online where you’ll find lots of videos showing you exactly what goes on after you’ve added one to your car.

And if you’re having a bit of trouble with your car and your turbocharger, head to our website where you’ll find some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you work out what’s going on with your wheels. It may well be that you have a blocked breather, which you’ll need to get sorted as soon as possible.

April 2, 2015 Website Revamp

Welcome to our new look website.

new website


We felt it was time to freshen it up a bit to improve the visitor experience. What we hope you will see is a lighter fresher website that is easy to navigate and get in touch with us.

Don’t worry we haven’t taken away the old favourites so you will still be able to “Live Chat” with us or enter a details to find a turbocharger you are looking for. We still have the fact sheets section which contains all those “words of wisdom” we have collected from the many garages we have being dealing with over the years.

It was also really important to us with the number of “turbo suppliers” appearing in the market to reiterate to our potential customers that we are an established company that has been trading for over 25 years. With all the choice out there we thought it was really important to reassure customers that we still supplying quality turbos and are here to stay.

Oh, also make sure you check out our Specials Page to see all our latest deals including some common issues for the turbo failures.

April 2, 2015 New Company Video

Welcome to our new company video. It is 2minutes 40 seconds of TV Gold!!

The video has been produced to give you a whirlwind look around our company with guest appearances from the Managing Director, Mick Ireland, and members of both the Sales and Workshop teams. As Mick alludes to in his short interview “It’s critical to the business!!!!”

The video introduces you to our team and the environment we work in. As you’ll see, we have invested heavily in the building and the set-up of the working environment. We believe the video reflects the very high standards we employ in preparing and supplying turbochargers.

With the amount of choice out there for customers we felt it was really important to reassure customers that we are still here, after 25 years, supplying quality turbos and are here to stay.

We hope you enjoy the “fly on the wall” look at our company.

January 19, 2015 Information Re turbochargers to help you?

If you are trying to find a replacement turbo and need a price and availability on a: new or reconditioned turbo why not give us a call on the 01376 50 33 50.

With constant pressure on your finances to keep the price down we think you’ll like our prices. Our recent investment in new remanufacturing techniques along with a production facility has enabled us to cut the price of some of our most popular turbos.

For example the majority of turbos we supply on a daily basis fall within the price range £225 to £499 +VAT as the list below indicates:

Prices from: Turbo fitted to: Electronic Actuator
£225+VAT 1.9l D Engine – Nissan, Renault, Volvo No
£325+VAT 2.0l D Engine – Audi, Seat, Skoda & VW TDI No
£345+VAT 2.0l D Engine – Ford Mondeo TDCI Yes
£375+VAT 2.2l D Engine – Ford, Mercedes, VW Yes
£395+VAT 2.0l D Engine – BMW, Mercedes Yes
£499+VAT 3.0l D Engine – BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover Yes

Note: The prices shown above are indicative only and will vary depending on the actual turbo part number and age of the vehicle they are fitted to.

We hold a large stock of turbos for passenger vehicles. In fact there are very few turbos we can’t supply and if we don’t have your particular turbo in stock we offer a really simple rebuild service.

We can also fully rebuild the latest range of electronic turbos at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Our workshops are equipped with the very latest test equipment enabling us to reset the electronic actuator on the turbo, giving you complete peace of mind.

All our turbos are sold on an exchange basis and come with:

• 2 year warranty on the build of the turbo with no mileage limit applied to the vehicle.
• Free next working day delivery to the majority of locations in Mainland UK.

We are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm to take your call or you can visit our website on

We look forward to hearing from you.

January 16, 2015 New Website Design

We have made major changes to the look and feel of our website. Our objective was to make our website simple to navigate. We wanted our home page to welcome visitors without intimidating them.

It is also really important to us that potential customers realised we are an established company that has been trading now for over 25 years in this market place. With all the uncertainty out there at the moment we thought it was really important to reassure customers that we are a responsible supplier who is here to stay.

We have added a Product Range page and a Useful Information section where you will find our terms and conditions, helpful factsheets, a glossary of common phrases (jargon busters) commonly used in our industry and some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Also make sure you check out our new Specials Page to see all our latest deals including some common issues for the turbo failures.

January 2, 2013 New for 2013 – 24 Month Warranty period

New for 2013 – Extended 24 Month (2 year) Warranty period on all turbos supplied by Essex Turbo.

The change applies to all turbo sales made after 2nd January 2013.

We are always looking at ways to show our commitment to improving customer service and benefits we offer our customers. Following our latest review we have decided to extend the warranty period on all of our turbos from 12 months to 24 months (2 years).

June 29, 2012 Essex Turbo welcomes new team members

It is exciting times here at Essex Turbo with continued strong trading resulting in the need to expand into new premises and recruit more people.

This strong growth has seen our business grow 20% year on year. It is really encouraging to see that the activity is being made up by a lot of repeat business. This sustained business activity reinforces our belief that people are very happy with the quality of product we are offering and the way our team we are helping with their enquiry. Our aim is always to keep the process as very straight forward as possible.

This increase in business activity has meant we have out grown our existing premises and needed to invest in more workshop and storage space. As a result we have taken on an additional new unit with 7,000sq ft capacity. This brings Essex Turbo’s total operating capacity up to 11,000sq ft.

Also to enable us to keep offering the high standards of customer service that we current are we have recruited new members to the company. We have added new people to both the Workshop and Sales teams to handle the increase in enquiries and sales.