Supercharger and Turbo???

Discussion in '2001 Honda Integra Type R' started by Daflipz, Aug 9, 2002.

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    thnkz 4 the info
     
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    check out howstuffworks.com
     
  3. Now plz don't badger me at this I am new at this heck I dont even have the dough to cough out my own car and I am only 17 but I love cars especially imports.

    Ok I got this questions how do turbos really work. I know they run of the exshuast and that they increase psi in the engine and u need a blowoff valve to safely run one but how do they work

    also same with the supercharger .
     
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    A supercharger spins a turbine that has fins like a fan blade that compresses air and forces it into the engine. This turbine is spun from a belt run off the crank.

    A turbocharger uses exhaust gasses to spin a turbine that does the same thing as the supercharger.

    This is very simplified, but in essence it is what happens.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    And a blow-off valve (aka wastegate) is installed on the turbo piping in the attempt to release excessive boost pressure after the throttle has been released. If the blow-off valve isn't present, the pressure build up in the pipes may cause harm to the turbo unit.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from westcoasthonda</i>
    <b>And a blow-off valve (aka wastegate) is installed on the turbo piping in the attempt to release excessive boost pressure after the throttle has been released. If the blow-off valve isn't present, the pressure build up in the pipes may cause harm to the turbo unit.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->hehe, and they sound cool as hell! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    ya gotta love the blow off valves, one of my friends has an eclipse w/ a turbo and when he shifts it sounds sooo sweet
     
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    my friend has a toyota MR2 and its a sharp whilsing sound but hes engine sometimes blocks it out<!-- Signature -->
     
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    basiclly, both turbos and superchargers feed more air into the engine which helps boost the hp<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Depending on your preferences, I really couldn't tell you WHICH to get. But I can strongly advocate a turbo charger!!! With a supercharger, air is forced in by a belt, only so much can go in at a time. But with a TURBO, you can spool air until you reach redline, then shift. You can set your turbo to spool so much air, depending on how much PSI (pounds per square inch) of air pressure you want. Of course there is no such thing as a free lunch. Lot's of people think 'boost' occurs when you shift gears, in reality, there is no real BOOST when shifting. For some cars there is a little, but not very much. When shifting all the air is forced out of the engine, the air simply supports the combustion, not much more. So when the whistle of a blow off valve happens, it's just air leaving through the exhaust. Of course, there are also downsides. Lag occurs in all turbo chargers. The bigger the turbo, the more psi you can pump out, but also the more lag you get. If your a drag racer, your gonna want a huge turbo cause your not really gonna be stopping and starting up again. Your just gonna spool, shift, hear the sound, spool, shift and so on. In order for the engine to work properly the air needs to spool. With no air spooled your car 'lags' or doesn't exactly move to well. Unless a proper amount of air is spooled, you will experience the horrible 'turbo lag.' *shudder*

    PS ALWAYS FILTER YOUR TURBO!!! ROCKS AND PEBBLES IN A TURBO IS A BIIIG NO NO!

    PPS Hangooks foreva
     

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