Boost your horsepower numbers with these new turbo kits. With choice mods, the iron block and aluminum head of the over-engineered engine could withstand an output of more than 500 horsepower without changing any major internal components. Boost is the key to your engine's power, but will also be the key to its destruction if you're not careful.
The reduction in valve open time is inversely proportional to engine speed. STS claims this lowers the overall temperature of the turbo system, reducing underhood heat, as well as lowering the intakeair charge temperature. During actual engine operation, the intake valve is only opened for a short time.
The process of properly matching a compressor to your engine uses a set of assumptions, all of which are intended to be close and approximate in order to reach a reasonably close turbo match. It is called a compressor as it does increase the volume of air to above atmospheric pressure and is called boost”.
Be realistic when setting the horsepower goal, 300 horsepower in a front wheel drive Honda is A LOT of power for the street. Due to the inertia of the intake air, there are several degrees of crankshaft rotation, even after the crankshaft begins forcing the piston back up the bore, where having the valve open will aid in cylinder charging.
That value was less than what the engine actually required, leading to a "when and not if" situation of head gasket failure, especially when the engine was boosted past its stock limits. You should check with the turbocharger manufacturer for recommendations of either the most appropriate boost controller or possible hardware changes suggested for the turbocharger itself.
With nearly unlimited performance potential, good low- and moderate-speed driving characteristics and the undeniable aura of exoticness, there's much to like about the prospect of turbocharging a Corvette, Pontiac G8, or TrailBlazer SS. That doesn't mean, however, that it's the most practical solution to building a high-powered street car.
That's why jetting changes are so commonplace in carbureted engines, while today's EFI systems use mass-flow sensors to correct for this variation. The higher the RPM, the less time the intake valve is off its seat. As its name suggestion, the ball bearing turbo's center section (also known as the cartridge) on which the turbine shift spins features low-friction ball bearings.
The FT600 is able to manage sequential injection and ignition on engines from 1 up to 12 cylinders (or up to 4 rotors). Big-time power gains aside, the pressing question for anyone contemplating a similar buildup is how long a turbocharged, stock, 5.3L engine will last.
The turbine and compressor sections of a turbocharger must ls swap complement one another in order to produce strong, effective performance. Anytime a turbocharger ingests something — be it dirt, dust, a shop rag or a bolt left in the intake — it can spell disaster.
The only time you'll need to fit a bigger wastegate is if you've got a really big turbo and want the option of running low boost. The pressure side of the wastegate housing has a nipple (or a provision to install one) that will have a hose connected to it. In normal circumstances, it connects to the intake manifold looking for boost to feed into the wastegate.
There are 2 options, either the turbine side of the turbo can be on the driver side or the passenger side of the car. The runner length of these manifolds is made equal so that the exhaust pulses from each cylinder do not interfere with each other as they enter the turbine housing.