Aerocharger Guidelines

Failure to follow these instructions can cause turbocharger damage that will lead to premature failure not covered under warranty.


  • Prior to installation, ensure that you have filled your turbocharger with the Aerocharger® oil, which has been supplied to you with the purchase of your unit. Apply Loctite 242 when reinstalling the oil fill plug.

  • Be certain that no dirt or debris can enter the turbocharger at any time before or after the installation process. This includes slag left behind from welding.

  • The boost reference signal to the turbo controller is what governs the boost limit of your turbocharger. This line must pull its signal from the charge side of the intake stream, as close to the turbo as possible. Incorrect boost reference signal to the turbo controller can result in over-spooling and turbo failure. Never reference boost signal from the intake manifold.

  • Use only new gaskets in your exhaust system when installing an Aerocharger®. Old gaskets can deteriorate and create debris within your exhaust system, which can damage the turbocharger.

  • Use high-temp anti-seize on all bolts.



  • Do not over-boost.

  • Do not use on a different application than what the turbo and system was originally designed for.

  • Do not use in significantly different altitude than originally designed for.

  • Do not allow any dirt or debris to enter the turbo at any time.




  • Check turbocharger oil level once a year, or very 30,000 miles. Aerocharger units use a specifically formulated high-speed bearing lubricant; no other lubricant should be used. Only use Aerocharger® Oil.

  • Do not attempt to disassemble your Aerocharger® - special tools are required for disassembly. Significant damage can be caused if repair is attempted by untrained personnel.

  • Do not attempt reorientation of your Aerocharger®. The lubrication system of each unit is designed specifically for the original application it was built for. Rotating the housings can result in lack of proper lubrication and internal damage to the turbocharger. DO NOT loosen the V-band.



The initial vane position is controlled by the boost fitting location. Closing the vanes speeds up boost response. To close the vanes the boost fitting will need to be turned counter-clockwise, moving the fitting outward. Opening the vanes slows boost response and can be achieved by turning the boost fitting clockwise. Ensure that the jam nut is tightened after any adjustments are made. Note: the boost fitting must make contact with the piston inside the controller, backing the fitting off past the point of contact will result in improper controller function. The point of contact (no pre-load on piston) is equal to a vane position of ZERO. This position means the vanes are completely closed and will provide the fastest possible boost response.