A history of turbocharging

A history of turbocharging

  Although the automotive industry did not become hooked on turbocharging until a few decades ago, the concept has an extensive history. In 1905, Swiss born Dr. Alfred Büchi received the first patent on a turbocharger for a marine engine. However, the concept of...
The future looks VG

The future looks VG

 Variable Geometry has been a popular way to turbocharge diesel powered vehicles for the past 10-20 years. VG is an attractive technology as it can provide a high boost pressure from low to high speed engine ranges. Due to the VG nozzle vanes, the turbocharger can...
5 ways to damage your turbocharger

5 ways to damage your turbocharger

Turbochargers are built to last the lifetime of a vehicle. Car manufacturers extensively test the uniquely matched turbocharger and engine together, to avoid any unexpected failures. However, lack of maintenance, hazardous driving or a single component failure, could...
Turbo Myths

Turbo Myths

Did you believe that turbochargers are only for race car enthusiasts? Or that turbochargers make a lot of noise? Click above to learn about 5 of the most common myths about turbochargers.

Turbocharger versus Supercharger

Turbocharger versus Supercharger

 It is easy to get confused about the difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger. Basically, they do the same thing. They both feed compressed air to the combustion engine so that the engine becomes more powerful, so-called Forced induction. But the source...

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