How does a turbo work and what are the Pro's and Con's?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A turbocharger uses the force from your exhaust gas to spin a turbine which forces air into your engine. The more oxygen gets into your combustion chamber, the more fuel can be burned and the more horsepower can be created.

    The upside is that it is pure additional power with no added drag on the engine (like a supercharger would have) but the downside is that it doesn't kick in immediately. The engine has to produce enough exhaust to spool the turbine before there are any power gains.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a turbo takes the thrust from the exhaust and forces fresh air into the intake.

    or the exhaust pressure spins a pin wheel type fan the ehaust still goes out the tail pipie on the other end of the pin wheelis attached to another pin wheel that pulls or forces clean air into the intake

    more power,more engine thrust

    expensive to replace some are $1500.00 - 8,0000 example toyota mr2 3,0000 new

    reman 1500.00

    Source(s): m3chanic
  • 1 decade ago

    a turbocharger compresses the intake air supply to the engines cylinders giving better combustion and therfore better power output ;) H

  • 1 decade ago

    I forces air into the combustion chamber therefore getting more, more = hp

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