The turbocharger is an air compressor that is driven by exhaust gas that induces additional air into the engine cylinders. This gives the engine more air to add to the air/fuel mixture and as a result, more power and more torque. Turbochargers are most commonly seen in luxury, sport, and performance vehicles. Check out this list of the top 20 best turbocharged classic cars for boost on a budget.
Signs of a bad turbocharger
- Lack of power
- Engine oil leak
- Excessive oil consumption
- High-pitched noise upon acceleration
- Check engine light illuminates
Issues with the turbocharger can result in a noticeable drop in engine performance and power. If you notice any of the above signs, get your turbocharger serviced by a car care professional right away. It is advisable to let the car idle for one minute when you are done driving to allow the turbocharger to cool down before shutting the engine off. This may help increase the longevity of your turbocharger.
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