Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Turbo Charger install

asked by on

My Car is Toyota Starlet 1974, I modified its body but engine still same 2K. Can I use Turbo charger because my local mechanics said to me if you install turbo charger maybe engine block will be crack. but they don't sure, that's why I am confused and I don't want to change my car engine, please if you have any idea to increase more speed please advise me.
My car has a manual transmission.

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 you will chance blowing up the motor and putting a piston rod through the engine block, and then a replacement engine would be needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I adjust the cabin temperature?

The cabin temperature is controlled by the Temp switch in the climate control settings. Press the upwards-facing arrow on the switch to increase the temperature, or press the downward-facing arrow to decrease the temperature.

Q: Loss in boost pressure.

Check the wastegate on the turbo and see if its causing the turbo to drop off the pressure. The tube from the turbo to the wastegate could be leaking and causing the pressure to be lost. If you need further...

Q: Water damage caused car not to start

If you went through water and your engine ingested the water and stalled, then you would have to have all the spark plugs removed and the intake cleaned out. The engine would need to be turned over with the spark...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.