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Turbo-charging .9 Liter Elio Engine

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Palliden7, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. CrimsonEclipse

    CrimsonEclipse Elio Addict

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    Oh thank sweet merciful Cthulhu!!

    I was sincerely worried.
     
  2. Scotty

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    A turbo would drop your mpg.
     
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    Did you read the tread or are you just going to do a drive by?
     
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    Welcome Scotty.
    There is a whole lotta turbo talk strewn throughout this site. W. WIllie is one of the resident experts on this subject.
    I like the idea of a properly sized turbo, that would both increase mpg and power. It can be done.
    https://www.elioowners.com/threads/turbo-retrofit-poll.7685/
     
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    Like I said earlier, I have a Fiesta 1l 3cyl and it does very well on both hp and mileage. On a recent 1000 mile trip, I averaged just over 49mpg. That was at close to 75-80mph on the highway and plenty of power left to pass. I know it is not 84mpg but it is not bad. It can be done and will be offered in the future but, right now they are just trying to get the car built.
     
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    #1 3 cylinder according to CNET? Fiesta SFE.
     
  7. john sharitt

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    6 qt. oil pan? I had missd any previous mention of this. What is the reasoning behind this? And while I'm on the subject of oil, will the Elio have an engine oil cooler? Thanks.
     
  8. W. WIllie

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    More oil, less heat. I still don't think that is the capacity. The next time I see the ELIO, I'll crawl underneath.
    Oil cooler? Probably not needed. My G1 had a "semi " oil cooler when it was first produced, but they did away with it after a year of production.
    Oil cap. on the G1 is 2.9 Qt, with filter change. It is a 1L engine also.
     
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    My Fiesta is 4.3quarts. I would figure the Elio would be around the same amount.
     
  10. Coss

    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Elio motor is 3 cylinder yes, but that's pretty much where the similarity ends, it's a completely new design internally; 12:1 compression, long stroke and runs on regular unleaded with no knock. The head design; including cooling and oiling are all redesigned; so taking an "off the shelf" model of turbo is not going to work. Please do a search through the forum about turbo for the Elio, this topic has had a lot of long discussions about it; and how EM plans on making it available.
     
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