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An exhaust-driven forced-induction device that increases an engine's power output and efficiency.

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I want to upgrade my turbo in my chevy cruze

I'm new to modifying cars just got a chevy cruze and was wondering if I can upgrade my turbocharger on it it's a stock 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 2010 chevy cruze eco
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What's the difference between a regular petrol engine and a turbocharged engine in terms of power and efficiency? [closed]

I just wanted to know how normal petrol engine and turbocharged engine operates, focusing on the intake process and combustion dynamics. Consider factors such as air intake, fuel delivery, and exhaust ...
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Wastegate is malfunctioning. Can I replace wastegate without replacing turbo charger?

Diagnostic test on my 2015 X5 BMW showed the wastegate is malfunctioning. Can I replace wastegate without replacing turbo charger?
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Why does my Honda Civic 2016 turbo keep failing

3 mechanic said its the turbo. I have now replaced it 4x and only get 6 months at most before the tin can dragging sound comes back when i press gas then i lose power where the car will buck and not ...
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Cause of P2263 on 2011 Acura RDX

I'm investigating a P2263 error on my 2011 RDX SHAWD. The wastegate valve eyelet has been adjusted so there is no slack, but still the P2263 appears - but only after a few hours of driving. I looked ...
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How does the crankcase ventilation system work on a 2002 Proton Perdana?

I have a 2002 turbo charged Proton Perdana. If left to idle in drive for an extended period of time it will blow large quantities of blue smoke out the exhaust pipe. If you drop it into neutral when ...
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Issue: Ford ecosport 1 ltr ecoboost

When engine starts it runs ok even when accelerating. After 5-10 kms run it starts hesitating/misfiring while accelerating above 40 km/h, if accelerator released and pressed again it almost solves the ...
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Garage conducts work without my consent

So my car was sent to a car garage to have a recon engine and turbo diagnosed for our warranty. The examiner went to access and my claim has been cancelled and warranty void as the garage have already ...
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Volkswagen van turbo problem

Volkswagen van 2500cc TDI 109 hp year 2004 The problem is that when I'm driving on the slopes it hits a dip and runs out of turbo. That's on the highway when I start to go down I take my foot off the ...
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Octane rating vs turbo boost

I have an old carbureted engine with no electronics (beyond spark plug, fuel pump, and wastegate control). At 10psi of boost, it needs 91 octane. In earlier versions of the engine, before the turbo ...
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Turbo Size for 360 Mopar

I have a 360 mopar that I recently bought that has been modified a good bit by the previous owner. It's got iron heads, running about 9.5 to 1 compression. Was told it has been bored and stroked to a ...
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How to know what turbo fits my engine?

I am trying to start modifying a stock Skoda Octavia MK1 Engine type APK, but not sure what turbo to fit. I am planing to start the project and been advised to start with the turbo before the airflow ...
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VW Passat B6 Overboost condition with limp mode

The car is a VW Passat B6 2.0 TDI from 2008. There is sometimes a flutter-like sound when going from about 3000 RPM down to idle (that is, by pressing the clutch). At over 100 km/h, depending of when ...
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Ford TDCi sluggish until turbo kicks in

I have a 2010 Ford S-max 1.8 TDCi with 70K miles. The engine starts most of the time, sometimes I have to try 2-3 times. If it happens to not start, the engine barely runs, maybe for a second if at ...
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Shaking, misfiring with all new parts and sensors in a Chevy Cruze 2012 turbo 4 cylinder

I just had my 2012 chevy Cruze 4 cylinder turbo spark plugs, coil pack, MAP sensor, and pressure sensor replaced all same time and my car drove nicely around the corner but as soon as I pulled up to ...
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How to check VW Tiguan 2009 turbocharger valves if they are good?

Based on this: How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009? The service said that the air is controlled electronically in the turbine. And because of electronic failure, I might be getting the overboost ...
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Should you first remove valves and check them before removing turbocharger if getting overboost error in VW Tiguan 2009?

Based on comment from this question: How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009? You may be able to remove and inspect the two valves without taking the entire turbo assy. out. So did the shop do wrong ...
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How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009?

With a Tiguan when I go on 5 or 6 gear, I often get blinking light and reduced power. Then I can stop car, start it again, it works again. So I noticed that it happens more often when there is a load ...
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Chip tuning simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and increasing performance

Recently, I came across the webpage of a tuning shop where the shop claims that by doing chip tuning they can simultaneously achieve superior performance and less fuel consumption (based on how they ...
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Hilux Turbo Driver Board 89878-71080

Does anyone know what is the no of the 5V Voltage regulator (T101) on the Driver Board for the Toyota Hilux Turbo Driver unit 89878-71080 Steve
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Will my car A/C cool better if my car's turbocharger is working (above 2500 rm)

Title is self explanatory. I do not know how the car air conditioners or turbochargers really work and affect the power required to be produced by the engine. Can you all help me with it ? Thanks in ...
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Turboing a 4B11

I own a 2015 base model lancer with the 4b11 and I want to turbo it so I’m going to get another 4b11 and put all my mods on it and when it’s done pull my stock engine and put the built one in my ...
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Will blow off valve cause compressor surge if set to vent 1 psi higher than desired boost?

Lets say i set my boost controller at 15 psi of boost, and uses a BOV that has 16 psi spring to minimize boost leak, when i close the throttle the intake pressure spikes above 16 psi for a moment then ...
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Could a bad EGR prevent the Turbo from Working?

A friend has a 2010 Peugeot Partner II with a 1.6L turbo diesel engine. It was idling horribly with white smoke and had no power under acceleration. When I floored the accelerator parked it would ...
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2009 H1 Hyundai 2.5 crdi turbo fluctuations

Sharing an experience. Had a H1 turbo diesel towed to me blowing steam from radiator. Step One. was replace the cylinder head. Ok done. Started engine and found there was no power. Step Two. Found ...
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Knocking under load on first gear

I have this issue.. I already asked on FordOwnersClub, but I feel like here I might have a better chance to sort it out. I bought a Ford Focus mk3 2011 with 1.6 ecoboost 134kW engine with 90k km. My ...
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Toyota Hilux 2KD-FTV and Fortuner 1KD-FTV Vn Turbo Problem (P1264)

I have been dealing with this problem on Toyota hilux for almost 5 months and last week I encountered Toyota Fortuner with exactly the same problem. They both throw DTC P1264 - VN Turbo Malfunction ...
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What type of bolts are suitable for a turbo exhaust housing?

Whilst removing the exhaust housing from my Garrett GT28R turbo, the thread of the bolts sheared off and needs replacing. It's a blackened bolt, so I'm not sure if this has any significance? (heat ...
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How to design an exhaust pipe to increase scavenging at specific RPMs

Good day all. I'm looking for advice on an exhaust design problem. It is easy to find videos explaining exhaust scavenging, but how do you control it? Surely there must be some physics that can be ...
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Why is it that when supercharging, it's preferred to compress the input, rather than pull a vacuum on the exhaust?

It's a strange dilemma, but if the power of an engine is determined by the difference in pressure between the combustion chamber and the exhaust, it should follow that turbocharging should be equally ...
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VW 2.0 TSI jumped time, could the valves be ok?

I've got a VW CC 2.0 TSI that seems to have had the timing chain tensioner fail causing you to jump time (cranks fast but will confirm tomorrow). Is there any chance that the cylinder head/valves ...
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Ford transit though was going to blow

Yesterday I was coming on the highway with a Ford Transit and suddenly I noticed that the power was not normal and thought I had a flat tyre. As I turn to the petrol station lost all the power and a ...
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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Modern turbos and oil pressure

One conventional "wisdom" for preventing turbocharger problems has always been to leave the motor running for half a minute or so before turning it off to give the turbo opportunity to spin out while ...
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VW Polo tdi 1.5 - oil leakage in air pipe reasons [closed]

Oil leakage in pipe between engine and air filter assy .
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Right time to change a whistle/failing turbo?

During the last days the turbo started to make a whine/whistle noise depending on RPMs. I checked on a mechanic for that noise to be sure it's not any pulley or belts and he insisted that was the ...
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wastegate accelerator is not opening

I have a 2011 Subaru WRX. I think the wastegate is not opening. Is the wastegate suppose to open while car in neutral and pushing on the gas, or just while driving in gear? Thanks.
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Boost control using two valves with a vac and boost reference for wide boost control range

Can someone explain how the above boost control setup would work. The valve on the left uses a vac source applied to the top of the diaphram which would effectively help hold the spring closed at high ...
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Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 Stuttering acceleration and clunk

The car is a manual and right hand drive. Pulling away or moving off at low rpm, there is a small stutter. It is always when a little throttle is applied. But much more noticeable is a massive ...
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High rev in low gear on a diesel engine

just to put this question into perspective, the car I'm talking about is a 2007 Alfa Romeo 159 1.9l jtdm turbodiesel. So, I was driving it and I needed a bit of life out of the engine, so to get the ...
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My new car was driven almost 100 miles without oil

I took my 2019 Mazda CX5 Turbo into a Mazda dealer for it's first 5,000 mile maintenance and while driving back to my town noticed that the check oil light was on. I called the service department and ...
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Lack of power after turbo replaced

In my 2005 Toyota Previa D4D T3 (2.0 litre diesel), the turbo had blown just over a year ago. I took it to garage who replaced the turbo and, generally, the car has been running fine except for one ...
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Can I attach a DC blower to intake manifold of my 150CC Yamaha FZS FI engine?

I am planning to add a 12V DC blower (https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00LPUXVWS) to intake manifold of my Yamaha FZS FI 149CC engine. I thought it could work more like a supercharger, except it will ...
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Broken turbocharger - what is the best option, repair, buy new or find a used one? [closed]

My car is a VW Golf 5 1.9 TDI (77 kw), year 2005. After establishing that my turbocharger was destroyed I had three options to choose from. There is more insight to what happened in the next ...
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Oil draining out shortly after turbo hose detached/broke

My car is a VW Golf 5 1.9 TDI (77 kw), year 2005. Problem: Turbo hose broke Yesterday while driving on the highway with a speed of around 130-140 km/h I noticed a sound from the engine which was ...
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Citeron Turbo Wastegate Actuator Setup

Hoping someone here will have the turbo wastagate actuator setting/specification. for the Citroen C4 Picasso I 1.6 thp EP6/AL4 I got the car used, about 2 years ago, and it is not lacking any power, ...
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Citeron C4 Picasso I 1.6 THP Turbo Diverter Valve

Having P2262 and P2099 codes, and when I bench the diverter valve with 12v battery, the valve will energize and retract which seems normal. But when it is mounted to the turbo. 1. While looking for ...
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What is the best TurboCharger dump 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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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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