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Old 04-27-2005, 12:09 PM
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How Does A Turbo Work?

I was wondering if you guys could explain to me how a turbo works? I think I know how it works but I'm not completely sure

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Old 04-27-2005, 12:14 PM
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Basicly, the exhaust spins a turbine, which produces more air, so you can shove more air/fuel into the motor. With having to wait for the xhaust to spin it, that's where turbo lag comes in.

With intercoolers and such, a good shot of cool air can be had and resulting in HP......
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:20 PM
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wow that actually sounds kind of simple, I was expecting it to be a really long complicated answer

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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:28 PM
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hey thanks for that link, that makes the whole concept of it clearer to me.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:31 PM
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yeah, i love that site, it has everything on there!
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Info is in the Knowledge Base, these are the sites.
Comprehensive Turbocharger Theory and Information (GNTType.org)
The Tufts Twin Turbo Project (Skulte.com)
How Turbochargers Work (HowStuffWorks.com)
Camaro Build Up -- Turbochargers (GrapeApeRacing.com)
Camshafts for Turbocharged Engines (GrapeApeRacing.com)
Selecting a Turbocharger Compressor (GrapeApeRacing.com)
Trouble Shooting Turbocharger Problems (GrapeApeRacing.com)
couple of others.
http://jemperf.tripod.com/techtalk.html
http://www.eastcoastturbo.com/
http://www.proficientperformance.com...erchargers.htm
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