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Add a turbo to a non turbo 1.8. mazda 6

Discussion in '6/626 Forums' started by Easty, 25 July 2012.

  1. Easty

    Easty Newbie

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    From:
    stirling scotland
    Car:
    fiat seicento 1.1
    Hi there I'm getting my dad's 1.8 Mazda 6 next year and I was wondering if it was possible to fit a turbo to this non turbo car ( ps I know basically nothing about the actual running of cars, Im just passionate about learing more about how they work and upgrade possibilities) and replies would he much appreciated cheers :)
     
  2. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    From:
    Essex, England
    Car:
    Mini Cooper S R56
    Welcome to TorqueCars buddy! :D

    Unfortuntely I am unable to help with the questions directly, but turbo'ing a N/A (Naturally Aspirated) vehicle will cost mega loads. Quite often peope head down the supercharger or engine conversion routes instead. Much cheaper!
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    41,202
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    We get asked this question a lot so have a look at these threads which cover the basics. I have to admire your ambition though!:D And I hope you pull it off.

    http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f101/adding-turbo-nasp-engine-15003/
    http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f118/fitting-turbo-some-dos-dont-s-24176
    Cheap turbos can be purchased from breakers yards which are ideal for a try it and see type project.:bigsmile:

    Please note that I don't think it is worth adding a turbo to an old car with a small capacity engine. There is nothing stopping you but the money and hassle will just not be worth the power gain you get. It is better to just buy a better car for your tuning project.:confused:

    Adding a turbo is a major engineering task and without a kit with full instructions and all the parts you need there is a big risk of blowing up the engine. Expect to spend 50 hours upwards on a project of this type.

    This is not the sort of modification you should undertake unless you are mechanically competent and know what you are doing.

    It is worth looking at superchargers as these are generally much easier to install than a turbo is.
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings and Welcome to our TorqueCars Forum my Friend!

    Good to have you along with us :)
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,522
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    hey and welcome
    supercharging isnt that much cheaper. just a difference in the plumbing.
    tbh id look at maybe looking at selling it and buying a mazda 6 mps if you want the 6 and a turbo
     

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