FAQ

What is a Turbocharger?

Turbo

A mechanical device on the engine for boosting the intake air volume, and therefore increasing the power output of the engine.

What does a Turbocharger do?

A turbo increases the amount of air that is forced into the engine. Hence, forced induction. This allows for a much higher actual compression ratio, which can dramatically increase your horsepower and torque.

How does a Turbocharger work?

They compress the air flowing into the engine. Compressing the air lets the engine squeeze more air into a cylinder, and more air means that more fuel can be added. Therefore, you get more power from each explosion in each cylinder. This can significantly improve the power-to-weight ratio for the engine. In order to achieve this boost, the turbocharger uses the exhaust flow from the engine to spin a turbine, which in turn spins an air pump. The turbine in the turbocharger spins at speeds of up to 150,000 rotations per minute (rpm)

How do I know if my turbocharger isn’t working?

You won't know if it is or isn't until you drive it and performance is severely lacking.

Can I use any type of turbocharger in my car?

Yes you can, as long as it has a manifold. A manifold is a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes

How long does a turbo last?

On average, as long as the engine or longer with regular engine servicing and good quality engine oil.

Should a turbocharger be serviced?

It is not vital however regular servicing reduces possibility of turbocharger problems.

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