Tag: turbo

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are today's engines really more powerful than the big engines of yesteryear
Jun 28, 2016

Newer Engines Are Packing More Ponies

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Gary asks a great question: are today's engines producing more power per liter, or have horsepower ratings changed? Ray explains how even the most mundane modern cars produce impressive power.

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Dec 01, 1998

What is a turbocharger...and is it an asset or a liability?

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I'd like to know something about turbochargers on cars Specifically what is a turbocharger What does it do and how does it do it Finally is it an asset or a liability on a used car -- Peter RAY Good...

turbo

Dec 01, 1993

Turbo engines explained.

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You guys are really funny I enjoy your column Can you explain to me how a turbo engine works Andy RAY Sure Andy Here's the basic idea An engine needs air in order to run And on a normal engine...

turbo

Nov 01, 1993

Idling is necessary to preserve a turbo-charger.

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I have a Volvo sedan It's equipped with a turbo charger to boost the power of the four cylinder engine The owner's manual says that the engine should be allowed to idle at least two minutes before shut-off The problems...

turbo idling

Sep 01, 1993

Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

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I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

turbo idling

Dec 01, 1992

Why would towing something with my turbocharged Dodge Caravan void its warranty?

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I have a Dodge Caravan with a four cylinder turbocharged engine I read in the owner s manual that the warranty is void if you tow using a turbocharged engine Why is the warranty voided John RAY Because it is...

turbo towing warranties

Oct 01, 1992

Does that whiny noise mean my engine is dying...or just the turbo charger?

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My engine sounds like a siren when I accelerate It disappears after a short time but happens each time I start and stop I have a Chrysler LeBaron with a turbo engine When I took it to the dealer to...

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Oct 01, 1991

How to purchase an after maker turbo charger...

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My family just purchased a Volvo diesel station wagon with a liter six cylinder engine We couldn't help but immediately notice it's severe lack of power For the model year Volvo introduced a turbo charger for the same engine we...

aftermarket parts turbo

Jan 01, 1990

Thoughts on the supercharged engine...

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I read your comments on the decreased longevity of turbo-charged engines You said that these particular engines don't last as long as their non-turbo counterparts What are your general feelings about the supercharged V- engine that is now being sold...

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Aug 01, 1989

How long should you let your turbo engine idle before turning it off?

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We have a Peugeot Turbo Wagon We love the comfortable ride and the nice features However after only miles the turbo burned out Thankfully it was under warranty but the dealer tried to blame us by saying that we didn't...

turbo idling