How a turbo works
A turbocharger or what is usually referred to as a turbo is a device fitted onto an engine to induce forced induction. It is made up of two fans called the impeller and the turbine, which are connected by a shaft. The turbine is connected to the exhaust system and turned by exhaust gases, which is its primary difference to a supercharger which is connected to the engine itself. Normally, an engine sucks air that is combined with fuel in the combustion chamber and heated to make energy. A turbo is therefore introduced to improve the price at which the fuel-air mixture burns and this leads to much more engine energy. This impact is brought about by its rotation, which creates a partial vacuum that results in more air suction and thus far more combustion (the pressure developed is greater than 1 atmosphere). This is however a bit difficult on the fuel bills and only at high revolutions of more than 1500 will it function. A point to note is the fact that a turbo does not rely on the speed you clock but at what rate the engine is turning. Now let us see how it need to be maintained:
Tips on how to retain it
Having understood what a turbo is and how it operates, we’ll now look at how it is cared for. Normal visits for the mechanic won’t assist if you’re saving for that new car or house, neither will replacing the … READ MORE ...