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Old 18th April 2005, 11:41   #16
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Guys,
Can someone explain to me what is the purpose of a blow off valve & waste gate in a turbo system ??
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Old 18th April 2005, 12:01   #17
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they are control units for the turbo.
waste gate
.A trap door-like device on the exhaust side of a turbocharger that limits the amount of boost a turbo can produce. The waste gate consists of a spring-loaded diaphragm. A vacuum hose connects the diaphragm to the intake manifold. When boost pressure starts to exceed the rating of the waste gate, the diaphragm pulls open a bypass flap in the turbo housing. This allows some of the exhaust to go around the turbo impeller which slows it down.
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HI,
simple... first some basics, the turbo forces air into the engine. The pressures increase on some cars till 2.5 bar which is a great amount. When you leave the throttle, the turbo is still spinning and forcing air, but when the throttle plate (butterfly) shuts the pressure builds up and can destroy the impeller (compressor). So a blow off valve is used to vent the air.

a wastegate ... same principle as above but when you close the plate there is a valve on the exhaust which bypasses the exhaust gasses through the turbo, so the turbo drops speed and the intake pressure too drops... simple isnt it

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blow off valve
A blow-off valve is mounted in the intake plumbing between the
turbocharger compressor and the throttle plate. The blow-off valve is a
second safety measure against the turbocharger over-boosting and damaging
the engine
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Old 18th April 2005, 12:28   #20
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Thanks guys, so as I understand its something like a safety valve found on a pressure cooker, which allows the food to be cooked without the cooker blowing off due to pressure build up.
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P.S Another thing the blow off valve & waste gate come into play only when u get off the throttle right??

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yeah you got it right just like a pressure cooker's safety valve.
they come off when the throtle is cloed hence you here the famous phsssssssssss when you shift gears or hit the rev limit
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when u shut the throttle on boost, the turbine is still doin its job.. so the forced air bounces back to the impeller which causes it to rotate the opposite direction... which is a very bad thing for the turbo... that air is released through the bov... and hence phssssss

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I think its more like phussssssssss!
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Guys guys.... dumb question, but, i still gotta ask. Does Turbocharging a car increase the backpressure??
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Turbochargers for diesel and petrol engines have the same design. It is much easier to install a turbocharger on a diesel engine compared to a petrol engine due to some factors.
Petrol and diesel turbos are conceptually the same, but differ in terms of materials used. Petrol turbos run extremely high EGTs (exhuast gas temps) and this forces the use of exoctic alloys for both the turbohousing, exhuast manifold and the impeller. High boost turbos like the Evo and the Skyline use titanium and ceramics for the impeller. (BTW, my housing and ex-man have started showing hairline cracks due to the thermal stress)
Diesel turbos and much simpler and cheaper because diesel exhuast is cooler (because the combustion is more efficient). Also diesel turbos dont need BOV since they dont have a throttle body. Diesel are controlled by fuelling. They may not have wastegates either but I'm not sure of that.
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Guys guys.... dumb question, but, i still gotta ask. Does Turbocharging a car increase the backpressure??
Big time. The Dodge Neon SRT4 turbo does not even use a muffler. The turbo and the cat generate so much backpressure that they are able to absorb the noise.
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Big time. The Dodge Neon SRT4 turbo does not even use a muffler. The turbo and the cat generate so much backpressure that they are able to absorb the noise.
Didn't quite get you there.... what does the turbo and the catcon got to do with noise absorption??
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Didn't quite get you there.... what does the turbo and the catcon got to do with noise absorption??
Energy in the exhuast which is in the form of sound/pressure and heat is absorbed by the turbo and is used to spin the compressor. A muffler also absorbs the sound energy but it simply dissipates it instead of using it for any purpose. Cat's primary job is to clean up the exhuast but the honeycomb structure causes backpressure and works as a silencer. U have to generate backpressure to silence the noise. (Unless its one of those straight thru jobs which use a glass-wool absorption mat)

Notice that an Indigo engine is more silent compared to a Indica because of the turbo.
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(BTW, my housing and ex-man have started showing hairline cracks due to the thermal stress)
If I'm right that would be ur eclipse right? would u recommned the eclipse to someone looking for a quick car?
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turbocharging a car will increase ur backpressure
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