I hope you have fun reading through everything on here. I know I did. When I first bought me kia I had no idea what I actually had. Its unique and quick. Not fast but prolly the fast car ive ever owned. These cars are quite different than some others when you are modding but then again its all very similar. Our cars have quirks like type of oil you should use or plugs ect. But all that info is here and for the few that frequent this forum seem to be more than happy to answer any kind of questions. But instead of starting a new thread just post the question within one keeps organized and gets activity back to that thread if its collecting dust. But if you do post a new thread cuz you cant find something I don't think anyone here is going to bite your head off.
Welcome in Jim! I came in from the NA (naturally aspirated) world too and there are some big differences, but regular maintenance is the key to this engine like any other. Keep her clean and she'll treat you right!
For starters if you have some time to brush up on the turbo engineering explained here is a link:
Thanks this was helpful. Is the turbo going all the time or just when you put your foot in to it?For starters if you have some time to brush up on the turbo engineering explained here is a link:
How do turbochargers work? | Who invented turbochargers?
This guy does a great job explaining all car engineering and has helped me out in explaining stuff
Thanks this was helpful. Is the turbo going all the time or just when you put your foot in to it?
Well... no. It does not really spin all the time. It will rotate slowly...Well ,its always spinning, but you only make boost when you're on the throttle. Our cars make boost crazy early (1750-2000 rpms) so you can get boosting pretty easily
Define spins all the time... is it propelled by the exhaust or air flying through...Welcome.
And yes turbo spins all the time as long as the engine is on (like a fan in the wind it will spin) However it's not making boost but anytime you give it throttle it is artificially changing your vacuum numbers until it gets into boost. Turbos last I checked (a decade or so ago), can spin up to 175k rpms.