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Fitting a turbo .........some do's and dont,s

Discussion in 'Superchargers and Turbos' started by SLEEPER, 6 March 2012.

  1. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    What if the car you want doesn't have the engine you want, or you already have the car and you want to modify it, not everyone wants to just go out and replace their car.
     
  2. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    I know, for many it's a rewarding thing to do. I'm not a hobbyist is what I mean
     
  3. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    From the first post

    It isn’t meant for fully qualified mechanics or tuning gurus and has been kept pretty basic for that reason. If you are either of those this thread wont tell you anything .

    I’m also not going to explain the ins and outs of how a turbo works because that isn’t the what the thread about it s just a real basic guide and is an answer to the daily queston we get can I put a turbo on my na *********

    If anyone wants an in depth discussion about turbos start another thread . Same if you want to discuss your car.
     
  4. Grug

    Grug Newbie

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    I understand what the turbo does, but, how does it affect mpg when yo are just cruising around, not standing on it?
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    It should increase the efficiency of the engine.

    More air does mean you burn more fuel but as you are making more power you need less throttle hence the saving. So if you use less throttle due to the greater power you have you'll be using less fuel.

    As with everything there are exceptions and each application is different so I've answered from a general all things being ideal perspective.
     
  6. Hutch106

    Hutch106 Wrench Pro

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    Loving the thread, a lot can boil down to trial and error sometimes, especially if you are turbo charging something that has been rarely done. At some point someone will have completed the R&D for you and figured out what works and what doesn't. Bolting a turbo on a predominantly N/A car is brilliant, the gains to be had are outstanding. 1.4 Pug 106 approximately 65-80 Hp, now 1.6 and running over 4 times the power by just adding a turbo and associated parts into the mix. Great post......
     
  7. mselectronic

    mselectronic Newbie

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    Hello everyone. One o'them new guys here :)
    I was thinking about turbocharging my MK1 Ford Ka with the Endura-E engine. So...i'm gathering information. My question is this: is there some way to calculate how much power would be gained by this ? I'm not trying to build a rocket here; it's mostly about the work and satisfaction, but still i'd like to see some results. The stock engine 1.3L and gives about 50hp. So i was thinking about adding a turbine from a 1,3L Corsa diesel engine. So...how much power wold that make, roughly ?
    Thank you.
     
  8. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    as stated before the turbo should match the engine it is going on , Diesels are totally different to petrol when it comes to fitting a turbo


    pretty sure the endura engine is petrol - if so dont put a diesel turbo on it full stop,
     
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  9. mselectronic

    mselectronic Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, Sleeper, but please elaborate. I know how diesels and ottos work. I know (at least some of) the differences. The Endura-E is, indeed, petrol. So what would be the important things to look for when selecting my turbine ? For example, if I were to use a turbine from a diesel (they are easyer to find and cheaper), should it be from a bigger or a smaller engine ? How about this: https://www.olx.ro/oferta/turbo-turbina-turbosuflanta-opel-corsa-c-fiat-suzuki-ID6cAoa.html ? It seems aftermarket or...universal or something.
     
  10. hichamaziz

    hichamaziz New member

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    This is a good explanation
     
  11. Acidmsl

    Acidmsl New member

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    Very good explanation, we work with a lot of high end vehicles at MSL and can certainly see the valid points.
     
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  12. WastedYouth101

    WastedYouth101 Newbie

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    Im trying to fit a trubo charger on a saab 9-7x.
     
  13. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    as there are saab turbos out the factory that would be the best place to start
     
  14. WastedYouth101

    WastedYouth101 Newbie

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    yea,... i think im gonna geta mechanics degree an make this a hobby..
     
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