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Questions tagged [turbocharger]

A forced induction device that increases an engine's power output and efficiency. It's consists of a turbine, driven by the engine's exhaust, coupled to an impeller which compresses and forces air into the engine. More air (= more oxygen molecules) + more fuel = More power

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What is the best TurboCharger Down Pipe Length for a turbodiesel engine? [closed]

What is the best length for Turbocharger Dump Pipe. I have a Force Gurkha with a 2.6 litre diesel engine. I removed the second CAT Converter and Muffler from the exhaust. So now it has a CAT and then ...
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Vibration in 2013 Ford Explorer 2.0 Eco Boost after changing turbo & motor mount

I have a 2013 Ford Explorer 2.0 Eco Boost. The turbo charger had to be replaced. There was a lot of noise and the repair shop said it was the motor mounts and replaced them. The noise did not stop ...
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Question about aircraft engine injector system

i was recently working alongside an aircraft mechanic on a turbocharged 6 cylinder fuel injected engine (a Lycoming TIO-540 if your curious) and the complaint from the customer was that it would ...
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Does driving a car economically damage the engine?

I have a Honda Vezel, which is available only in Japan. The closest (very close) equivalent is the 2016 Honda HRV. It has a 1.5 i-VTEC engine (whatever that means) and a CVT gearbox. The shift has ...
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Problems after changing turbo

Im desperate for some help. I recently had my turbo changed on my Mercedes C200 diesel after the shaft broke. After the change I have had a problem that will not go away. It occasionaly over and ...
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2011 Insignia 2.0 Diesel. Limp mode, with ECL, but no fault codes

I recently changed out the turbo hose as it was split. It had not been idling well, wit hthe revs jumping up and down at idle. It threw out a P2282 code, so after a bit of research checked the hose ...
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OEM Boost control solenoid part number?

In my never ending quest to keep my aging 2004 WRX functional, I’ve started to look into my wobbling boost pressures. One suggestion I heard was that, after hundreds of thousands of miles, it’s ...
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Making a Poor Man's Water Injection System

I was just reading this article on water injection systems and they made an interesting comment: Note that it has been suggested in some circles that the water can be directly added to the petrol ...
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How does Ken Block's Hoonicorn V2 filter air from the turbos?

Ken Block's 1965 Ford Mustang dubbed the "Hoonicorn V2" features a pair of turbos that stick out of the hood. If you look at the picture of the engine bay there appears to be no air filtering ...
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Effect on ECU on turbo install on N/A engine

I own a Suzuki Swift M13A non VVTI, it have both MAP and MAF sensor, Its N/A engine with compression ratio 9.5:1. I want to install a turbo on it with 0.5 bar boost. I would like to know if MAP and ...
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Is my mechanic responsible for replacing my diesel engine when it runs away?

A few years ago, I bought a used a F-150 with a large turbocharged diesel engine on it and the turbo went out, so I got a mechanic to replace it. Now, the turbo went out again and when the mechanic ...
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Does the air intake system in a VW CC 2010 go around the engine?

I am trying to visualize what the air intake system in my car looks like. It's a turbocharged 2.0L VW engine. As I understand it, the air intake is on the front right near the radiator and headlight....
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Sudden Turbo Whine That Oscillates with Manifold Pressure

I'm looking at an 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel that a friend brought to me today. The complaint was that all of a sudden a day or two ago they started hearing this whining noise that changed ...
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Turbo info for 2006 Jeep KJ Liberty CRD diesel

Have a Jeep KJ, the 2006 Liberty CRD with the 2.8L turbo diesel. It fails a smog test with an error code which the kindly person at DEQ said was a turbo bearing seal failure, therefore, planning to ...
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Non-Turbo vs Turbo at Altitude and loss of power

I am going to be moving from sea level to 7,000 feet and at the same time replacing my 02 Accord with something else so I am looking around at all sorts of options. I know that at altitude an internal ...
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Still in limp home mode after fixing turbo hose

I have just replaced a split turbo hose on my 2011 Vauxhall insignia. However after clearing the fault on the ECU the engine is still in limp home mode and the car says "Service vehicle soon" on ...
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Is it possible to repair a piston in an engine

Continuing from my previous question (here) one of the pistons have no combustion and so the car is only working with three pistons, and there is a sound like a piece of metal smacking against ...
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Selecting an aftermarket turbo

I am trying to upgrade the turbocharger on my 2007 Volvo C30 T5 from the stock K04 to something larger and capable of supporting 350-400bhp. I followed Garrett's website which allowed me to generate ...
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Intercooler after the engine and before the turbo

what would hapen if right after the engine the exaust gas went to an intercooler and then to the turbine??? the turbine would run cooler but it would be better?
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Audi TT Turbo and Dump Valve Issue

I've picked up a 1.8 TT Turbo Quattro which has been fitted with a K&N filter and dump valve by the previous owner. My (basic) understanding of how this works is that it should release the air ...
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Vehicle Stall and Engine Fire

We currently had a new turbo put into a 2000 Volvo S40, 110k miles. Initially, the car would smoke when accelerating hard with the new turbo. After a few weeks the smoke never occured again and the ...
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Oiled vs Oil-less turbos

So the question I have is are there any major benefits to the oil-less turbo technology that exists today? What makes a turbo like this better from a traditional oiled turbo? (Not specific to any car ...
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02 WRX loss of power/boost

2002 US market Subaru WRX with mods from the PO slowly lost boost over the course of a few weeks. I noticed the boost gauge not climbing as high as it usually does under normal conditions. After a ...
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Why does my car have very poor acceleration?

I have a 2009 Peugeot with the 308 cc THP engine. The car has poor acceleration. Here are the codes: P2191 P2261 P2262 P0243 P0299 What do these mean?
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Engine over filled with oil

This is a 2007 Vauxhall Antara 2.0 L CDTI. Four months ago I took my car to a local garage chain to do some tyre adjustments and thought I might as well let them change my oil and oil filter. All ...
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Swift Diesel engine seeing decline in power - Need overhaul or bad turbo?

My 2008 Suzuki Swift Diesel 1.3 DDiS has run about 150,000 kms. In the last few weeks, the car seems to be losing its powerful acceleration. While there is no sudden drop in power while accelerating, ...
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oil in my cooling system liquid is my TURBO damaged

I have a kia forte 5 sx 2016 with about 31000 miles on it. Last week the 4 spark plugs broke. I've got them changed under my guarantee. I knew something was wrong but the dealer didn't want to look ...
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Replace whole turbocharger or only the waste-gate actuator?

I have an Opel Astra H Caravan 2008 1.7 CDTI 81kW (type 0035/AHO). I started having some problems with the turbocharger. After reaching a certain velocity on the highway the car suddenly loses power ...
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Remove the body on a Discovery 3 just to replace turbo?

I have a 2005 Discovery 3 2.7D and the turbo has failed and every garage I took it to says the body shell has to be removed. They're quoting me £1000-£2500 just in labour alone plus the turbo £700 and ...
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Location of MAP sensor in Ford Mondeo 2.2 TDCI (MK3, 2006)?

My car has a pending fault P0235 (Turbo Charger Boost Sensor "A" Circuit), the turbo charger does not work and there's a huge lack of power. The turbo itself is most probably (mechanically) ok and I ...
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Subaru MY2008 WRX Turbo

I have a 2008 WRX with the stock TD04 turbo. I cannot hear any spool up as one would usually expect with a turbocharged vehicle. Yet i have used an ODBII bluetooth device and torque for android to ...
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1994 GMC 6.5 Turbo Diesel

What would cause the turbo to boost in normal driving... no pulling a hill, no pulling a trailer, no load. Sometimes will boost going down a hill. details from OP comments below: The check engine ...
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Unexplained Low LTFT on my Mazda cx7 2.3 turbocharged

So, it started when i got CEL with code p0172: system too rich bank1. I took the car to the mazda dealer, they said you need to replace MAF sensor. I agreed and got the new sensor installed. Now CEL ...
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Calculate boost from MAP Sensor via OBD-II

I'm working on a little project where I want to calculate the boost pressure (in bar) which my turbo currently produces. I use a wifi OBD reader that I plug into my car. I saw mobile apps calculating ...
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Why choose either recirculated or dump to atmo blow off valve?

I was watching a Tom's Turbo Garage video on YouTube where he was talking about (at about 10:30 in the video) having a blow off valve (BOV) which is recirculated. This means when the BOV activates it ...
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Uploading a tuning file to my car

I would like to remap my car myself. I will be buying a tuned map from mychiptuningfiles.com for my Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI so I only need to download my stock map and upload the tuned stock map. What ...
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Which rpm´s should i run my Turbo Diesel at? [closed]

So this question has been itching in me for quite a while but i´ve been too lazy ask. I have a Ford Mondeo 2005 2.2 TDCI and my question is how high or low rpm´s should i be driving my car(i know it´s ...
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B18A1 Acura Integra Motor

I have a B18A1 motor. Is it possible for me to use the oem crankshaft for a turbo build? I also am wondering if anyone would be able to give me insight about using aftermarket pistons with the stock ...
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Why not always run boost? [closed]

whats wrong with an engine that was always running boost? I'm sure they can build them tough enough and add better cooling systems. Maybe it's a dumb question, I'm just curious.
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Toyota 2.0 D4-D (1CD-FTV) engine versions

After having some issues with my Toyota after some work being done on the engine I'm now facing an issue I can't find explanation to. Full story here: Toyota Avensis Verso D4-D 2002 after turbo & ...
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Toyota Avensis Verso D4-D 2002 after turbo & timing belt replacement drives differently

My Toyota broke down the other day, so there was some major work done on the engine. Not exactly unexpected (the mileage is somewhat high), but the failure was quite spectacular. Turbocharger ate ...
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2008 MINI R56: White smoke coming from turbo after oil leak fix

I have a 2008 MINI Cooper S with the JCW package. My turbo oil feed line developed the all-too-common oil leak at the feed line. I installed the replacement part from Detroit Tuned and reassembled ...
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Turbo concepts and implementation on an Alfa GTV 2.0 V6 TB

I would like to install a manometer (boost gauge) on a '97 Alfa Romeo GTV with a 2.0L V6 Turbo engine. Before messing with the engine, I picked up the its repair manual in order to better understand ...
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Did I overfill my diesel engine with oil? [closed]

I put 5L of the correct oil in my diesel car when I noticed it was low. I then had a lot of white smoke coming out of my car: have I damaged my turbo?
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Maintenance Repair Costs (Labor Hours)

Does anyone know if there's a standard maintenance and repair guide VW uses to establish how long it takes to replace a part in a vehicle? How do they determine how many hours to charge someone for ...
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What is better for sparkplugs, inconel super alloy or iridium?

I am buying new sparkplugs for my 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T and i purchased pulstar be1h10 sparkplugs with a plasma core, but i am now being told that they are not good for my car because they arent ...
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How to increase the lifespan of a diesel turbo?

Replacing a diesel engine's turbo costs a lot of money. How should a diesel car's owner drive, park and take care to insure that he/she gets the maximum km/miles out of his/her car's turbo?
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What is the average lifespan of a turbo?

I was told the old diesel engines would run much longer than a petrol engine. However, modern diesel cars have turbo's which seems like a component that could easily blow. I am actually interested in ...
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How can I diagnose intermittent low boost on a turbocharged diesel?

When driving around 120/140 kmph and applying max gas, normally the force/torque can be really felt from the turbo. However sometimes its just not there / no extra pull, also the consumption meter ...
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How to test if turbo is properly working in a 2006 Forester XT

I recently had my Forester engine serviced and afterwards it didn't feel like I was getting boost and was getting a whirring/spinning noise while throttling. I brought it back and they realized they ...