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Can you spin a turbo?

Can you spin a turbo?

The advantage of rotating the turbo on the bench first, instead of in the vehicle, is that you can inspect everything while having convenient access to the hardware that retains the housings.

Should my turbo spin at idle?

Do turbos spin at idle? – Quora. Turbos spin whenever the engine is running, although not fast enough at Idle to produce enough air flow to be called as “boost”.

Should a new turbo spin freely?

Re:new turbo doesnt spin freely. If the bearings have never had any oil over them, it will be a little hard to spin. If you’re that worried about it, pump some oil into it and see if it loosens up.

How can turbos spin so fast?

Lightweight turbine vanes are used, so it takes less pressure to spin them. Smaller turbochargers spool up faster and some automakers put two of them on an engine, combining a small one for quick initial boost with a larger one that can provide more power at higher engine speeds.

How many rpm does a turbo spin?

The boost is achieved by using the exhaust flow from the engine to spin a turbine, which in turn spins an air pump. About 30 times faster than most car engines can go, the turbine in the turbocharger spins at speeds of up to 150,000rpm.

How long should you wait to turn off a turbo car?

When you drive it gently around town, 15 seconds should be more than adequate. When you drive the car hard ie. when your husband drives it, you should let it cool for 30 to 60 seconds. TOM: I’d pick up a copy of War and Peace to read while the turbo is cooling.

How does a turbo spin so fast?

Turbocharger Design The compressor pressurizes the air going into the pistons. The exhaust from the cylinders passes through the turbine blades, causing the turbine to spin. The more exhaust that goes through the blades, the faster they spin.

What happens when you Overspin a turbo?

Overspeeding can push the turbo beyond its safe operating parameters, causing it to fail by damaging the turbine or compressor wheels and bearings. If the turbo continues to overspeed, it can overboost the engine, resulting in serious damage to the internal components and potentially complete engine failure.