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What Caused The Turbo to Fail?

Up to 50% of turbocharger failures are due to oiling problems.

Engine Build: Twin-Turbo 508 cid LSX Engine

This Pontiac Trans Am drag car has nearly 1,900 horsepower coming from its twin-turbo 508 cid LSX engine.

Engine Build: Compound Turbo 6.4L Powerstroke Engine

Kody Garrison said the 6.4L Powerstroke is his favorite engine.

Engine Build: Triple Turbo 6.7L Cummins-Based Enforcer Engine

This 2006 Dodge 2500 has a triple turbo 6.7L Cummins-based Enforcer engine under the hood.

Turbo Tools: Boost Driveability, Diagnostics

The two most important parameters to look at are the desired boost pressure and actual boost pressure during a test drive.

VIDEO: Turbocharger Wastegate Actuator Service

Whether it’s a diesel or gas engine, the turbocharger will have a wastegate. This video is sponsored by MAHLE.

VIDEO: What Can Cause A Turbocharger To Lose Boost?

This video covers the external conditions that can cause this type of damage. Sponsored by TrakMotive.

Turbo Cooling: The Real Reason Turbochargers Are Back

25 years later, turbochargers have made a comeback – and it’s been quick.

The Turbo Comeback: The Small Engine, Big Performance Trend

Turbochargers are great for adding power to any gas or diesel-powered engine, but especially for small displacement engines. They were all the rage back in the 1980s when BMW, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen all offered turbo options on a variety of engines. Over the years, turbos have come and gone, but recently, they are making

How Oil Change Habits Are Killing Turbos

Turbochargers are used to enhance an engine’s performance and optimize combustion. To achieve good and complete combustion in the engine, a mixture ratio of 2.2 lbs. fuel and approximately 33 lbs. air is necessary (stoichiometric fuel ratio). During turbocharging, the density of the intake air is elevated and the air volume increased.