Turbocharging is described as a means to boost small engine horsepower without adversely affecting fuel economy and exhaust emissions. The major problem areas involved in designing a complete turbocharging system for a gasoline engine are discussed: plumbing; carburetor location; boost control; matching of compressor, turbine, and engine; and amount of boost. The potential of turbocharging is mentioned (e.g. in the boost range of 6-8 psi, a 30% to 50% increase in peak hp and a 20% to 30% increase in torque at medium speeds). A separate note covers turbocharging of diesel engines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hearst Books

    Motor Books Department, 224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Huntington, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • Motor
    • Volume: 153
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 684
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM