History of the Turbocharger?

Answer Engineers and designers who work with internal combustion engines have always sought new ways to produce more power and efficiency. This has driven a great deal of automotive engineering and was th... Read More »

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Which is better, a supercharger or a turbocharger?

On One Hand: Supercharging for TorqueThe fact that the supercharger's air compressor is directly driven off the engine's crankshaft means that it's running (and producing boost) whenever the engine... Read More »

Who made the first turbocharger?

The worlds first turbo charger, was patented on November 16th 1905, by Dr Alfred Buchi. It wasn't until 1974, that Porsche first fitted a sport car with a supercharger. This car was called the Pors... Read More »

How to Replace a Turbocharger?

The turbocharger is the part on the vehicle that compresses ambient air and directs it to the engine for maximum performance. The turbo spins at a very high velocity and causes heat and friction wh... Read More »

Who was the inventor of the turbocharger?

The turbocharger was invented by Swiss engineer Dr. Alfred Buchi, who patented it in 1905. Buchi also proposed the first turbo diesel engine in 1915. The purpose of a turbocharger is to compress th... Read More »