Engine Tuning - Basic knowledge explained by TurboZentrum

It is important for us not just to sell something, we want to consult and be your project partner. So that our customers can understand what they are buying and get the best out of their project, we also teach knowledge. What can I optimize on the engine and what do I also have to pay attention to? When it comes to engine tuning and its definition, most people get into trouble. The costs and complexity of engine tuning is dependent on how much more power is needed. Often it is not enough just to switch certain parts for better ones, because they must work together and have to be tuned on each other. On the other side you can, specially with turbo engines, get a significant increase of power with a few simple steps. We have collected the most important technical basics about engine and turbo tuning and explain their function to bring more light into the darkness. If you are planning a modification and have further questions, please contact us.

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It essentially consists of the central bearing housing and, at the ends, a turbine and compressor housing in each of both of which there is a paddle wheel fixed rigidly to a shaft (in the bearing housing). The turbine housing is mounted directly on the exhaust manifold. And the turbine wheel is driven by the exhaust gases of the engine. Since both wheels are rigidly connected, the compressor wheel rotates with them and intakes fresh air. At high enough engine speeds, a pressure build-up occurs, whereby the engine can be supplied with considerably more air than it could suck in itself, which in turn, assuming enough fuel, results in a higher engine power. The bearing housing should be water-cooled, as this drastically reduces the risk of coking of the oil.