Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 13:05:49 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Adding turbo to non-turbo engine...

Adrian wrote: >>>Because the combustion space in the head has a larger volume? > >>Yes. The stroke is the same. > > > Doesn't necessarily follow that the stroke being the same gives the same > compression ratio. No, it doesn't - but I was just stating that it is the same. > Are the turbo blocks reinforced? With what?? All the blocks are the same, cast steel. > I'd have thought it easiest to lob an entire turbo engine in. Not really - removing/refitting the head is a lot less work than removing/refitting the whole engine. With the latter, you have to disconnect/reconnect the driveshafts, clutch hydraulics, coolant hoses, electrics and many other things which you just wouldn't touch when swapping the head. And whichever you do, the turbo plumbing + control is additional work anyway. -- Grunff

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