At Turbo3 we are specialists in turbos for racing car engines, we repair and sell top quality turbos so that your competition cars perform at their maximum in moments of maximum power, we are official distributors of Turbos Garrett, Holset turbos, Schiwtzer Turbos, turbos Continental, Borgwarner Turbos, and Borgwarner cooling systems, Mitsubishi Turbos, IHI turbos, PBS Turbo, Kendrion Turbos, turbotechnics and Turbolader, in addition to supplying Komatsu and Toyota Turbos turbos.

Consult our turbo search engine for our wide range of turbochargers and their components

Do you know how to keep your racing turbo in full swing?

Take a look at these 6 turbo tips that Turbo3 specialists offer you


When starting your racing car from cold, do not immediately accelerate the engine from idle. Wait 5-10 seconds for engine oil to reach the turbocharger.


Never run the engine at full power until the engine oil has completely warmed up. When the lubricant is cold, it remains thick and sticky and cannot lubricate the turbocharger effectively until it is heated and diluted. And so you can end up damaging the engine and your career.


Old and used oil cannot protect the turbocharger properly. Therefore, do not extend the oil change interval beyond that recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and more in full competition where you ask for the maximum effort in the race in a very short time


Poor quality oil cannot adequately protect the turbocharger. Therefore, always use oil not only of the correct viscosity but also with the correct API quality specification (details are indicated in the vehicle manual and also on the sides of the cans).


A turbocharger works harder during sustained high speeds, especially in full competition. After a long competition, a turbocharger may be on in a deep orange-red color. If so, you should not shut down the engine immediately because it can cause serious damage, as the internal turbine will not have slowed down enough, and the extreme heat generated may not have a sufficient opportunity to dissipate. Always allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds, before turning off the ignition. If your race car is equipped with ‘stop-start’ technology, disable it in this case, in case it is switchable.


Never ‘press’ the accelerator, before turning off the ignition. This causes the turbocharger turbines to speed up, but when the ignition is cut, you starve the lubricating turbine that is still spinning. This can damage the bearings and substantially increases the risk of premature failure.