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Category Archives: Turbos & Superchargers

2007-2012 Dodge Ram 6.7L Cummins Turbocharger Problems

Halfway through the 2007 model year, Dodge replaced the venerable 5.9 24v Cummins diesel with a new 6.7 liter model, in order to keep up with the ever-increasing competition from Ford and GM. In addition to a massive power increase, this also brought the Ram up to emissions standards not scheduled to go into effect…
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K03 vs K04 Turbo for the Audi & Volkswagen 1.8T

What’s the last time you saw an Audi on the road older than a first-generation A4? The B5-chassis A4 was a turning point for the brand, and it’s probably the reason Audi is still around today. It was also the first vehicle to use the 20v 1.8T engine, which soon found its way to the…
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Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins Turbocharger Failure

In 1998, Dodge phased out the much-lauded 12 valve 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel engine in their medium-duty pickup trucks with an improved 24 valve version that featured common rail injection and increased power output. Further refinements of the 24 valve 5.9L Cummins further increased performance with a high-output version which offered over 100 horsepower more…
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Ford 7.3 PowerStroke Turbo Buyer’s Guide

The Ford 7.3L PowerStroke diesel engine has legendary reliability, but since these trucks are around 20 years old and most of them have 200,000 miles or more, a few repair bills here and there are to be expected. One of the most common repairs for a 7.3L is turbo replacement. The turbo isn’t designed to…
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Chevy Cruze 1.4 Turbo Issues

Because of today’s stricter fuel economy and emissions standards, more mainstream vehicles are turbocharged. As this technology trickles down to economy cars, turbo failure becomes more common, since more vehicles are equipped with turbos and many of them are “everyday” economy and family cars which usually get driven more than the sports and luxury cars…
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How To Upgrade Your Turbo

Bolting on a bigger turbo sounds easy on the internet but becomes a lot harder when it’s time to start turning wrenches. Will your stock oil lines connect to the new turbo? Is there even room for it, or will you have to sacrifice your AC or power steering to make it fit? And will…
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How To Pick The Right Turbo For Your Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel

It’s true that everyone has their own brand loyalty, but when it comes to old Diesel pickups, the Dodge Ram Cummins seems to have the best hit rate. When it first became available for the 1989 model year, the Cummins 6BT blew away the competition such as the Detroit Diesel 6.2L and 6.5L in the…
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How to Pick the Right Turbo for Your Subaru

After years of only being seen in Gran Turismo on PlayStation or maybe an odd Best Motoring VHS tape, the Subaru WRX was first sold in the US in 2001 for the 2002 model year. It actually landed right around the same time the first Fast & Furious movie was in theatres, right around the…
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How We Rebuild Hard-To-Find Parts

While we pride ourselves on our extensive catalog and ability to source some hard-to-find components for older vehicles, some vehicles are so obscure that finding a reliable source for parts can be challenging. With a particular focus on turbos, superchargers and steering components, we try to find as many good, rebuildable cores as we can,…
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