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BEFORE ANY TURBO MODS

CONTENTS
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To MODIFY or NOT
DETONATION
Pre-ignition & Fuel
Fuel Volume & Pressure
Air Supply
Exhaust & Heat
Lubrication
Cooling & Water
Breathing
Boost
Modification Sequence
Conclusions
BEFORE Turbo Modifications - Page 1         Next Page;- DETONATION

The following information is based on my personal experience working on my MITSUBISHI STARION Turbo over ten years.

This includes the knowledge gained from contacting people that had previously rallied and raced Starions in Production Car Racing as Group 'E', (unbeaten for years)or Group 'A' and Bathurst.

A Mitsubishi Starion driven by Brad Jones held the TOP SPEED down Conrod Straight at 273 Kph I believe for years. Brad? -anyone??

MODIFICATIONS -TO MODIFY or NOT,
THAT is the Question!

From discussions with many Turbo owners, I have found that some want to retain the factory performance, while others want to make major modifications for the full power potential of their Turbo Vehicle. Some people even go as far as using Epoxy Grout, made from Epoxy Resin in the passageways, replacing the coolant. This is for the extreme dragcars only.
In between these two extremes are many that are trying to increase power to a reasonable ( for them ) level, while not spending a lot of money and retaining reliability. ( forget fuel consumption because to make power you have to burn the required amount of fuel.) ( at least while under boost!!! )
 

There are many ways to save money while doing modifications and power ups, and that is what the this info is all about. I would be one of the most cost conscious rev heads around but some (most) times you have to spend money (wisely) to make power. Obviously the more you can do yourself, the cheaper any modification becomes. If you know exactly what needs to be done, paying someone else to do just that also saves money. It's when you are unsure of what is required to be done to achieve your goals that leaves you open to exploitation. This is usually by persons who may or may not know how and what to do to meet your expectations.

Finding a good source for what you need, whether it's learning about modifications from Turbo Club or understanding insurance requirements from a company like Advantage One Insurance, you need to feel like you are receiving good information. To this goal of doing what requires to be done to meet your needs, we will endeavour to advise you on the best way to proceed.
 If you are doing the modifications in your own garage it is always a better to prepare your concrete floors first with an epoxy paint for a durable stainproof finish. An epoxy floor coating gives you a easily cleaned and maintained surface that is a better environment to work effectively in. Most decent car dealer workshops use epoxy flooring for that professional well maintained appearance, so why cant you?

As a computer literate person having repaired electronic equipment for a job, I was most interested to explore engine management systems. Also as someone who has always done my own mechanical work and modifications from my youth on all my cars which have included many types, I would like to share anything that can help others.

The TurboClub is about people helping each other .

I would like to ask that anyone with any hints or specialist knowledge to put it down and Email it in for the benefit of us all. I would appreciate any written input at all from you with your experiences where it may be able to help someone out of trouble. My intention is to create an electronic database of this information. You really only want to know a solution when you have the problem.

A fair amount of information in relation to many TURBO Makes & Models is now available for down loading at this time for RTO's (Registered Turbo Owners). This information includes general magazine articles and service and mechanical data.

Warning, the All TURBO CLUB Register makes this information available to you with NO express guarantee's implied or otherwise on the suitability of the information being relevent to your Automobile Make or Model. You should not make any modifications to your Automobile unless a qualified Mechanic has approved and checked that the vehicle is safe and roadworthy and meets all relevent State Governed Regulations before proceeding onto public roads. The information contained in this ATCR Website is believed to be correct but the Author and Publisher make no warranties, express or implied that the information is free of errors, or that it will meet the particular requirements of individual Automotive application.


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