Many things can change the performance of the turbocharger. But the turbocharger is rarely the source of the problem.
An intercooler, or charge-air cooler (CAC), improves volumetric efficiency by increasing intake air charge density through constant volume cooling.
In this episode, we talk turbochargers and how they are changing maintenance, service, and diagnostics.
Andrew Markel discusses how moisture can accumulate inside of the intercooler as the turbocharger operates, including normal and abnormal conditions. Sponsored by MAHLE.
Utilizing electronically controlled wastegates and bypass valves With the ability to increase fuel economy by up to 20% on gas vehicles and up to 40% on diesel vehicles, manufacturers have resorted to turbochargers to compensate for lowered engine displacement. Additionally, the improvements on turbocharging technology have increased the number of turbocharged vehicles on American roads.