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Tag Archives: Turbocharger

2002-2008 Subaru Turbocharger Failure

The reliability of many Japanese cars is legendary. In fact, Subaru has one of the most well-deserved reputations among manufacturers for building vehicles with robust drivetrains, strong engines, and well-handling chassis. But that’s not to say that every Subaru that leaves the factory is designed perfectly. Today we’ll be talking about one such problem that…
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1996-2002 Audi A4 1.8t Turbocharger Problems

More than 20 years ago, Audi introduced the A4, a brand-new model that completely revitalized the brand and firmly established the Volkswagen Group as one of the leaders in cutting-edge automotive engineering. While the A4 was new to the Audi line-up, it continued the lineage of the venerable Audi 80 and was built upon a…
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Critical flaws in otherwise reliable cars

Here at BuyAutoParts.com we've heard all the horror stories when it comes to major flaws in vehicles. We are commonly contacted by our customers for our expertise and for help getting their replacement part when they need it most. The vehicles on this list were generally great cars, except for their one major flaw. Unfortunately…
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Love is in the air – can’t you smell those gasoline fumes? OK, Valentine’s Day is usually about the special bonds and affection formed between two people. But what’s wrong with showing a little love for your car? Let’s face it – Americans have had a long-running love affair with automobiles ever since the first…
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Why Are Superchargers So Expensive? Find Affordable Superchargers at BuyAutoParts.com

Superchargers are one of the best ways to increase your engine’s horsepower and performance. Unlike turbochargers, which are powered by exhaust gases, superchargers are driven directly by the engine. That’s one reason superchargers tend to be more expensive than turbochargers. But there are other factors involved. This article will look at supercharger costs, along with…
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The Ultimate Turbocharger Diagram

Turbochargers are one of the most complex components of an automobile. Much mystery surrounds the turbocharger. It's somewhat of a “mechanical monster” to most people - even those folks that actually own a turbocharged engine. And that's somewhat surprising; after all, turbochargers are pretty slick pieces of machinery. They do totally cool things to an…
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Want to Turbocharge Your Car? Here’s How!

If your car’s current power output isn’t all it could be – or should be – you don’t have to be stuck in neutral forever. Most people have their car “turbocharged,” which gives added pep to any engine. What is a turbocharger? In the simplest sense, it’s a turbine-type device that forces air into the…
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5 Turbocharged Cars You Wish You Could Drive

If you like cars, you’ll love turbocharged cars. Turbochargers bring extra horsepower and better performance to any engine. Ask anyone who has driven a turbocharged car, and the reaction is near-unanimous: “If I could drive a turbo every day, I would!” Yet few actually do. And even fewer drive the type of cars you’ll read…
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Turbochargers vs Superchargers: The Great Debate

Although the supercharger was invented only a few short years before the turbocharger, they’ve come to represent the familiar poles of technological innovation. The supercharger, with its elegant simplicity and ubiquitous applications in everything from lawnmowers to jet planes, stands for the tried-and-true. The turbocharger, seeming more clever than smart, plays the overeager disruptor. It’s…
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