Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How a turbo in a car works.

If you want your car to be faster, you need to get as much air as possible into the engine.

When you put a turbo into your car, the turbo uses the exhaust gas that is coming out of the engine to spin a little wheel that pushes a lot of air into your engine, a lot more air than if the engine didn't have a turbo.

A turbo is basically 2 fans connected by an axle. When the exhaust gas hits the exhaust fan, it spins very quickly. The exhaust fan and intake fan are connected so when the exhaust fan spins, it makes the intake fan spin too and create more pressure. This is called a boost.

When there is more air, more fuel can be burned to power the car which means more power and torque.


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  2. That is an over simplification of how a turbo works. Yes, more air and fuel creat more power but more importantly the higher the compression the greater the energy created when the fuel is ignighted.

  3. Exhaust gases go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens, and you go faster.

    - Jeremy Clarkson

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