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Old 12-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default New to turbo's. Need a roadmap

My recent purchase of an 03 wrx is my first introduction into the world of turbo cars. I had a 99 legacy before so I am not entirely new to the general layout of the subaru engine bay, but the WRX being a turbo has a lot more lines and hoses all packed into the engine bay. Is there any sort of picture guide/mapping of what everything is in the bay? Could just be my wording but I couldn't find anything with a search.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Read up, but it's not that complicated. Go look in the engine bay. Air comes in, through the intake into the turbo inlet under the intake manifold. Through the turbo and into the intercooler, then throttle body and engine.

Exhaust comes out through the headers and into the uppipe. Then into the hot side of the turbo (which spins the compressor side.. aka the intake side). Then out the downpipe and through the rest of the exhaust.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Read up, but it's not that complicated. Go look in the engine bay. Air comes in, through the intake into the turbo inlet under the intake manifold. Through the turbo and into the intercooler, then throttle body and engine.

Exhaust comes out through the headers and into the uppipe. Then into the hot side of the turbo (which spins the compressor side.. aka the intake side). Then out the downpipe and through the rest of the exhaust.
This....

Follow the air. Look at the cut-away pictures on the Wikipedia article on turbos. Read the manifesto, reading the stuff that interests you first, and then the rest of the articles. Some of it is a little out of date, but the vast majority of the content is still relevant.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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This is why I like turbos. Free energy compared to superchargers. You're just using exhaust gases to make it work.

Then again, a supercharger will put out more power than it takes, and doesn't lag like a turbo.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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Do you have the owner manual? It should have picture of the engine and should point out the major parts.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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Welcome to the world of turbo!!
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