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Category Archives: Turbocharger

Will a Turbocharged Car Save Me Money?

January 18, 2013 - We all know cars with turbochargers cost more to buy than cars without turbos, usually around $500 to $2,000 more. However, does buying a car with a turbocharger save you money in the long run? In the past, turbochargers were used to increase performance and were added to cars which already…
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Why is an Intercooler so Important to a Turbocharged Car?

The internal combustion engine found in today’s cars is basically the world’s most mass produced heat pump. It converts what are basically the remains of dinosaurs into heat through the process of combustion. The combustion is used to force the pistons in the motor downward creating a torqueing motion on the crankshaft. This motion is…
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What is an Electronic Actuator for a Turbo Wastegate

Many cars, trucks and SUVs on the market today are going with more fuel efficient small engines. There are many theories of how to make these motors more efficient, some use a supercharger and others use a turbocharger. With a turbo come many different options of how to control the boost levels and what the…
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Turbochargers in Family Cars

Turbochargers are used to make small engines put out a lot of power while still remaining fuel efficient. Beyond BMW turbochargers and Audi turbochargers, even family cars offer turbocharged models these days. Before you get a turbocharged vehicle there are a few things you should be aware of. A turbocharger or “turbo” is a purely…
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