Small turbo engines don't deliver | Consumer Reports

In the quest for better fuel economy, Ford is offering small turbocharged engines in the Ford Fusion and Ford Escape. And Chevy put a turbo engine in its Chevrolet Cruze. But Consumer Reports' tests find those small engines come up short. Find out how other vehicles perform with our Guide to Fuel Economy: http://bit.ly/QxSuoQ

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How a turbocharger works! (Animation)
http://www.bring-knowledge-to-the-world.com/ This animation explains the working principle of turbocharged Diesel engines and turbos in general. Contents 1) Alfred Büchi and its invention 2) Aircraft, cars and boats with turbochargers 3) 4-stroke Diesel engine as "naturally aspirated engine" 4) Engines at low and high RPM 5) Basic components (turbine wheel, compressor wheel, shaft) 6) Converting thermal energy into kinetic energy 7) turbo within context (Diesel engine) 8) Other components (Intercooler, wastegate)





Much wind from a small turbocharger
Here You can get an idea of how much air is blown through a charger of an old truck.





Leaf-Blower Supercharging a 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder! - Roadkill Episode 16
On this episode of Roadkill, it's fun with Leaf Blowers. Experts on the Internet said it would never work. That's never stopped Freiburger and Finnegan, and this time on Roadkill the guys put the theory to the test: can hardware-store leaf blowers supercharge an engine and make power? Step one was buying a '78 Monza Spyder with a 305 V8 and a four-speed stick. Step two was to take it to the shop of HOT ROD Drag Week racer Jeff Lutz to tune it up, swap the engine to a 350, Dyno test it with five leaf blowers, and do a whole bunch of needless burnouts. Step three was to drive the Monza to Willmington, Ohio, for the East Coast Timing Association's Ohio Mile event, a standing-mile race where they'd find out if leaf-blower power adds up to more speed in the real world. The outcome? Who really cares? Because on Roadkill, it's always about the adventure. And more burnouts. Roadkill appears on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoadkillShow, http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/hotrodmagazine Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





Turbo Diesel Mini Bike
Start at 2:13 to skip the intro, or click here for a helmet-cam ride: http://youtu.be/U5XyrXEZKu8 This is an idea I've had since I was a kid, and after watching Mike Cberts Diesel mini bike video I was inspired to put together my own! The frame has been around since I was 4 years old! At that point it was powered by a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton and is a Fox corporation, Trail Bug probably from the 60's or early 70's. The engine is a copy of a 10 hp Yanmar single cylinder Diesel engine and the turbo is similar to the one on my Honda CX-500 turbo motorcycle. The engine runs at 3,600 rpm max and top speed so far is 39.3 mph. Here's a description of 2 stroke & 4 stroke Diesel engines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=k3gMTqaNwlE&NR=1




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