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Turbo Tech: Power Stroke 6.0 Diesel Turbo Control

Superchargers: Pros And Cons

Customers generally look to superchargers for the instant throttle response, not fuel economy.

Superchargers are synonymous with making horsepower, especially in drag racing, gaining popularity and recognition as a viable power adder. However, they’re not the best option for saving fuel.

While most automakers are currently fascinated with employing turbochargers to make up for lost horsepower due to lower-displacement engines, do superchargers have a place in the current automotive climate? Indeed, this power-adder is more commonly found in the performance arena, because it produces power at lower rpm and comes in a smaller package than a turbocharger. But there are some downsides.

Runners And Ports: How Modern Engines Manage Air

Variable-length intake runners change the length of the intake passages depending on engine speed and load.

Driveshaft Universal Joint Tips And Techniques

Before removing the driveshaft, check for play in the yoke and slip joint. If the u-joints are failing, you should be able to see movement in the shaft as you apply leverage.

What Causes Direct Fuel Injectors To Clog?

In the case of a direct fuel injector where the tip is exposed to the combustion event, carbon can stick to the nozzle and cause a bad spray pattern, because carbon searches for other carbon.

VIDEO: Best Practices For Turbocharger Life

Doug Kaufman discusses some simple things your customers can do to ensure the longest life of their turbochargers. Sponsored by MAHLE.

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What Happened To Turbo Lag In Today’s Engines?

Yesterday’s turbo lag was eliminated thanks to years of development and a bit of clever engineering.

Dorman Launches 300+ New Products In November

Among the new products is an OE FIX climate control module designed to fit 1.7M Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana vehicles.

Curing Springtime Air Conditioning Smells

Air conditioning scents can come from a host of things.

Duramax 6.6L Turbocharger Replacement

No matter the symptoms or damaged parts, the root cause of the failure must be diagnosed and resolved.