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Turbo-charging .9 Liter Elio Engine

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

  1. Chaz

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    I did not say it was the same, what I said is that it can give you good milage and power. If the turbo was designed to work with the engine. The Fiesta engine was designed with a turbo, it is a totally new design. The Fiesta engine also runs on regular fuel, the compression is less at 10:1.
     
  2. Ray O

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    Since all the options are dealer installed perhaps the dealer could make the turbo or supercharger an option. As of now thing I would rather just concentrate on the base Elio so we can have them as early as possible.
     
  3. Coss

    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It will be, PE stated at the time the motor was going through it's fist bench run that the turbo would be an option for Gen II Elios, and you would be able to retro fit it on Gen I's but until Gen II is ready, so will be the turbo (Gen I first, Gen II later, Turbo when Gen II's are rolling off the line <aka a long time away>)
     
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    I'm going to put a turbo from one of these engines on my Elio's engine...

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  5. Ty

    Ty Elio Addict

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    LOL... That may... and I mean MAY... be a little overkill.
     
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    Ya think? I don't know if the exhaust from the Elio motor would be enough to spin it. :confused:
     
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    The "biggest" turbo I have seen was 6 ft. in dia, from an ocean liner diesel engine.
     
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    Just don't stand on the intake side. :eek:
     
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    The turbo lag could be measured in weeks, not quarters? ;)
     

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