A turbocharger gives an engine more power by increasing the amount of air and fuel the engine burns. A turbocharger is an induction system that compresses the air entering the engine. Compressed air allows the engine to ... More »

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A turbo actuator, or wastegate, uses a pressure actuator, which is controlled by boost pressure as to whether it's open or closed, to control boost pressure and power output. When boost pressure builds force, it is appli... More »

An air to air intercooler used in a turbocharged or supercharged application is used to extract heat from the compressed air that travels through its network of tubes and fins. There are two types of intercoolers, air to... More »

The main difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger is the way the charger draws power from the engine. Superchargers are usually actuated by a belt that's connected directly to the engine, while turbochargers ... More »

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The hallmark of the Ford Ecoboost motor is the turbocharger which forces more air into the engine than a normal engine would receive. A combination of more air and more fuel equates to a more powerful engine. More »

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Common modifications to increase the power of the Chevrolet 283 cubic-inch engine include increasing the engine's crankshaft stroke, porting and polishing its cylinder heads, and modifying the air intake and exhaust syst... More »

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Superchargers work by compressing air to above atmospheric pressures and pushing it into the engine. Compressing the air means there is higher rate of oxygen flowing into the engine, allowing for more fuel to be added an... More »

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