Recommendation for Ensuring Safer Operations:
Cleaning and Inspecting the Bearing Pedestal Head Tank


MET Turbochargers have bearing pedestals containing a head tank to ensure that the supply of lubricating oil to the bearing is not interrupted even when the lubricating oil pump has stopped in an emergency. Using the turbocharger with sludge adhered to the bearing pedestal head tank can damage the bearings and create a malfunction risk. For this reason, we recommend that when inspecting the turbocharger, you also inspect and clean the inside of this tank in addition to inspecting bearings and other parts. This will help lead to even safer operations.

If you have any questions related to cleaning and inspection or require specific pointers, please feel free to contact us ([email protected]) or the authorized repair agent closest to your location.

 Inspection and cleaning of the bearing pedestal head tank during turbocharger inspection

 Before cleaning                             After cleaning 

                       Accumulated sludge at the bottom of the tank