Turbochargers are incredibly appealing to performance enthusiasts because of their ability to add ?free? horsepower ? and lots of it ? to almost any engine or vehicle. Today, it seems easier than ever for the average gearhead to harness the incredible power-building capability of turbochargers. Those who want to increase the performance of their existing turbo system, or those who want to add a turbo to an existing engine, have never had so many components, vendors, and resources to choose from.
Unfortunately, this wealth of options and opinions can be hard to understand and navigate. That's where Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems comes in. This book is the most complete, detailed, up-to-date resource on anything and everything to do with turbochargers. Whether you're running gas or diesel, 4, 6, 8, or more cylinders, this book will teach you to test, install, and maintain your high-performance turbo system. You'll learn how turbochargers work, how to choose the right turbo or turbos for your engine by reading flow maps, and how to tune your engine to run perfectly with your turbo system.
Author Jay K. Miller uses more than 300 photos and the perfectblend of technical and common-sense information to help you build boost quickly and make more horsepower and torque. He discusses the various components of a turbocharger and explains how to decode complicated turbocharger model numbers, compressor maps, and other specs. If you run into problems with your turbo system, there's also a detailed chapter on failure analysis to help you figure out what?swrong and how to fix it ? plus a complete step-by-step turbocharger tear-down and rebuild.
. Turbochargers are an increasingly common ?power adder,? both for automobile manufacturers and for those wanting to improve the performance of their vehicles, whether originally turbo-equipped or not.
. With full-color photography and an emphasis on learning to understand turbos and decode technical data, Turbo is the most practical book for enthusiasts who want to make real horsepower in real-world situations.
. Includes information on how to build a complete turbo system, how to rebuild turbos (perfect for those on a budget who are looking for used turbos), a complete chapter on failure analysis, and numerous hard-to-obtain compressor maps and turbo specifications.
About the Author
Jay K. Miller began his career in the turbocharger industry straight out of Indiana State University's Automotive Technology Department. He currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Diesel Injection Service Company, the largest turbocharger distributor in North America. He is also the former executive vice president and general manager of Gale Banks Engineering, one of the nation's top designers and retailers of aftermarket turbocharger systems.