SO HOW DOES A TURBOCHARGER WORK?
The basic idea is that the exhaust drives the turbine of the turbocharger
which is directly connected to (and powers) the compressor, which rams air into the engine .
Cool air enters the engine’s air intake and heads toward the compressor. The compressor fan helps to suck air in. The compressor squeezes and heats up the incoming air and blows it out again. Hot, compressed air from the compressor passes through the heat exchanger, which cools it down.
Cooled, compressed air enters the cylinder’s air intake. The extra oxygen helps to burn fuel in the cylinder at a faster rate. Since the cylinder burns more fuel, it produces energy more quickly and can send more power to the wheels via the piston, shafts, and gears.
Waste gas from the cylinder exits through the exhaust outlet. The hot exhaust gases blowing past the turbine fan make it rotate at high speed.
The spinning turbine is mounted on the same shaft as the compressor . So, as the turbine spins, the compressor spins too. The exhaust gas leaves the car, wasting less energy than it would otherwise.
Turbochargers give a car more power, but that extra power is not coming directly from the waste exhaust gas. With a turbocharger, some of the energy in the exhaust drives the compressor, which allows the engine to burn more fuel each second. This extra fuel is where the car’s extra power comes from. All the exhaust gas is doing is powering the turbocharger and, because the turbocharger isn’t connected to the car’s crankshaft or wheels, it’s not directly adding to the car’s driving power in any way. It’s simply enabling the same engine to burn fuel at a faster rate, so making it more powerful.
So what can ADE Tuning do for your turbocharger?
ADE Tuning works closely with a Turbo Guru who not only repairs and rebuilds turbochargers but can also hybrid your current turbo.
If you are interested in either getting your turbo checked over/ repaired or wish to go down the hydrid route get in touch providing us with a much information as you can 🙂