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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wastegate Hose
If you have a turbocharged vehicle, common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, turbo not producing a boost, and decreasing fuel economy.
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The more horsepower your vehicle has, the faster it can accelerate and pick up speed. Therefore, it is natural to reach a time in a car owner’s life when...
How Long Does an Oil Return Hose Last?
For a driver that is looking for more performance and speed, choosing a car with a turbo system is just what they need. The turbo systems that come with most cars...
How Long Does a Wastegate Hose Last?
Buying a car with a turbo booster is a great way to get the increased horsepower that you are looking for. Just like any other part of the car, the turbo unit...
Why Do Cars Have Different Oil Change Intervals?
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Without hearing the sound, I can't really give you any sound advice. I can however give you a diagnostic path to follow. If you can recreate the sound while sitting still, then the first order of business is to locate...
Opinion on cylinder deactivation system on GM trucks
GM has been trying to use cylinder deactivation in Cadillacs for years now. In my opinion they are not very good. GM's are notorious for having horrible electrical problems and now they are making engines with electronic mechanical cylinder deactivation....
Turbo producing white smoke
If it is going out and you get white smoke and you've gone to the intercooler and you see there is oil in it, that means oil seals on the turbo are going out. I would advise fixing it very...
Can I turbocharge my car?
In order to turbo charge the car you would first have to find a kit that is made for your car. Only a kit made for your car would work since there would be many changes that may cost a...
Noise like a siren and turbo completely gone
The most likely cause of these symptoms of this are a failing turbo, large vacuum leak, or a damaged intake. This level of symptom damage to the engine can result from continued driving. If the turbo has failed, it can...
Transmission problems, noises, car sluggish
The oil flush may have caused the varnish build up to be loosened up and after driving a few months the clutches have washed out and are slipping. You may have to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced. I recommend...
Turbo issues with boost
Hi thanks for writing in. The Land Cruiser turbo diesel from that era uses a mechanical waste gate to bypass the exhaust around the turbine when the boost pressure reaches maximum. It should be a quiet and smooth action. It's...
Car runs rough and had sudden power loss
Hi there, thank you for asking about your 1983 Nissan 280ZX. It is actually possible that it is a fuse issue. However, the fuse holder is on the circuit board for the digital dash and is a bit sensitive. If...
Type of engine oil
Thanks for writing in about your 2015 Hyundai Veloster. Yes, this should always be used when stated by the manufacturer. Turbocharged engines create a lot of power which generates heat and stress. Synthetic oil has the properties in it to...
Poor gas mileage
Turbochargers are for producing more power from a smaller size engine. Fuel economy is not maintained when a turbocharger is used. Turbos only operate under a power request of the throttle position. They introduce more air into the engine, and...
Jdm bg5 ej20 twin turbo boost issues
Oil in the intercooler is generally a sign that a turbo seal has let go. Most likely one or both turbos are due for replacement or rebuild. Have a professional come look into the Check Engine Light code and smoke...
SUV lurches forward with acceleration
Hello. The first thing that I would do is to find out if the dealer has any technical service bulletins relating to your current problem. If there is a technical service bulletin related to your problem, you may be able...
Turbo wastegate stuck closed. Need solution.
Hello. P2261 is the code for an issue with the vehicle's turbocharger bypass valve, also known as the wastegate. If the computer detects an issue with the wastegate circuit or signal it will activate the Check Engine Light in order...
My SUV is making a wobble sound
Hello. When you say a wobbling noise, I am assuming that you mean growling or moaning noise. Most of the time this is caused by a turbo failure or an intake leak. It is usually not from an exhaust leak....
Loss of power using turbo
It sounds like the vehicle is going into limp mode. This occurs when the powertrain control module (PCM) (also known as the electrical control unit) has determined there is an overboost condition. The computer disables the turbo to prevent damage...
Loud roaring but turbo cannot be heard, no changes in horsepower
If you are not hearing your turbocharger while accelerating but the vehicle still accelerates as normal, I would not consider this an issue to worry about. However, if you don't hear the turbo and you feel that your vehicle is...
Car turned off completely during highway driving
In order for an engine to continue running, it must have three things. These things are compression, fuel, and ignition. If one of those three things goes away, the engine will no longer run. I would recommend checking your...
Seal leaking in the turbo, smoke from the tailpipe
The only way to decrease the amount of smoke that your turbo is producing would be to replace the seal that is allowing oil to leak into it. I do not know of any product that can be added to...
Turbo Charger install
If the engine was not designed to have the extra compression of a turbo charger then the engine may get damaged by the added pressures on all the engine components. If you are looking to turbo charge this engine then...
Engine & turbo stutter at 60mph
If you are having an issue with the engine sputtering at highway speeds, it may be related to your fuel system. I would recommend having your fuel system checked by a qualified professional due to the fact that gasoline is...

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