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Category Archives: Turbos

What is a T3/T4 Turbo?

The T3/4 is a common hybrid turbocharger for custom, high-performance applications. There are different turbine/compressor wheel and bearing options available, but the one thing they have in common is the use of a Garrett T3 exhaust housing, and a larger T4/T04 compressor housing. The smaller exhaust housing (hot side) retains the responsiveness of a small…
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How to Identify Your Duramax Diesel Engine Code

For the 2001 model year, General Motors finally replaced the Detroit Diesel 6.2L and 6.5L turbodiesel V8’s they had been using for 20 years, with a new 6.6L V8 developed in-house with Isuzu’s heavy truck division. The new engine was much more powerful than before, being developed from the beginning for turbocharging, and using Bosch…
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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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Dodge Neon SRT-4 & Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo Failure

The Dodge Neon SRT-4 was introduced in 2003 as a direct response to the Subaru WRX, Ford Focus SVT and other sport compacts which became more popular in the wake of the Fast and Furious movies. Much like the base Neon became the foundation of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the SRT-4 (fans will be quick…
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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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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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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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