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Turbo
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I got a code P0191 for the fuel rail pressure and a code P0237 for turbocharger boost.
Hi there. When the battery was arched, the power surge had went through the vehicle and caused some circuits to fail. If right after the power surge happened and now you have a code for the fuel pressure and the...
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Turbo blow off valve
Hello. The "blow-off-valve" or BOV, is a pressure-release valve designed to prevent over-pressurization of the engine, not the turbocharger itself. While hearing some of the sounds a turbo-charged engine makes while running through the gears is a most pleasant experience,...
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Do I need to replace the turbo?
Hello. There are several reasons why your car might be low on power. Some of these are related to the turbocharging system: lose high pressure hoses, blow-off valve control hoses, and circuitry (regulates the amount of boost to the engine...
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Time needed to replace turbocharger
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The turbocharger itself takes approximately 2.5 hours to remove and replace. Of course this will also depend on the expertise of the technician and may slightly vary from vehicle to vehicle. If you need...
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I have a 2001 Saab 93 turbo automatic and it keeps stalling. Once it does, I have to wait about 20-30 mins to restart.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they have been replaced. The plugs in your engine are designed to last between 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Replace the spark plugs if they have not been changed. If the symptom...
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Cylinder #6 misfire on 4.0 liter SOHC
Hello. Good job on getting the basic tune-up work done! Given the mileage, this engine may have a longer-term issue, namely, accumulated wear on piston rings or a blown head gasket. Both of these can be diagnosed with a compression...
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My turbo will sometimes work and sometimes will not work.
Hi there. The wastegate actuator is not functioning correctly or the boost sensor is not working making the turbo boost properly. Check the wastegate actuator hose and see if its broken and listen for leaks when you drive the vehicle....
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How to increase power without adding turbo?
Hi there. There are many ways to increase power to your vehicle without adding a turbo or supercharger. You could change the exhaust manifold to a exhaust header and gain more power. You could change the intake to have air...
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Loss of power in 1st gear
Hi there. Adjusting turbo boost for this engine is a compromise at best. Setting boost to be optimal for 3rd, 4th and 5th gear (without over-boosting) means 1st and 2nd gear don't get that much boost. Stepping up boost for...
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car is barely picking up speed from stationary position to 3rd gear
Hi there. Check the turbo on the engine. With the loss of power until the vehicle is driven normally after 100 meters and the lack of power going up steep hills, the turbo could have failed causing the engine to...
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Effect of turbo
A turbo-charger doesn't actually add any volume to the engine. The best way to explain how a turbo works is, you must first understand that an engine, in its basic form, is just an air pump. The work that an...
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Recently my 2011 Kia optima ex GDI turbo has begun to decelerate when going uphill. The check engine light has been lit up for a month.
Hi there. Sounds like the turbo is not functioning correctly. The turbo may have a broken shaft or the intake fans are broke. When the turbo is not working, then the engine will not accelerate properly, especially under a load....
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EOT 250 degrees normal driving while ECT is 194 degrees
Hi there. Check the turbo and make sure that its functioning correctly and you have good boost. If the turbo is working properly, then there may be a plugged catalytic converter on the exhaust system making the engine overheat. This...
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Which cayenne is best to take 2005-2008 gts-turbo s-s in emirates
Hi there. When it comes to racing, the best thing to do is choose a vehicle that has a light weight body and construction, a solid frame, and a good wide rear traction. For the list of years and vehicles...
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DPF filter is not working and turbo works but will not kick in.
The turbo could be working but not feeding to the engine for a leak in the intake hoses on the inner cooler. Check all of the hoses on the inner cooler and see if there is a split or if...
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Check engine light is on.
Hi there. Check the wastegate on the engine and see if its opening when the engine is throttling and letting off the throttle. If the wastegate is not moving, then check the hose to the wastegate and see if its...

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