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Turbo Maintenence

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by adnoh, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

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    Hey guys,
    I don't personally have my B16A boosted, but would like to one day soon. I have a few questions about it.
    It seems to be a general stereotype that Turbo's on a whole make more power than a supercharger right? It also seems to be a stereotype that turbo's are also much harder to maintain than an SC. What does that mean exactly? What is involved in maintaining a Turbo setup to make it run smoothly and be reliable through the years? What do I mean by this?....... Well, Engines need oil changes, trannies need tranny oil, engines need timing belts, rads need coolant changes ect............ Maintaining a Turbo setup isn't as simple as bolting it on and driving is it? Seems too simple to me.

    What sort of maintenence is involved? How often is it required?

    Thanks!

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    turbos are more efficient that SC's.
    turbos require good, clean oil all the time- 3k oil changes at the worst- 1500-2k if you care about it.
    letting it cool (ideling before turning car off)

    and thats really about it.
     
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