Supercharger

Does Supercharger Need Blow Off Valves? ( Vs. Wastegates)

Generally, a supercharger does not need blow off valves or wastegates. A supercharged engine is powered by the car's engine and uses forced induction that redirects pressure to the combustion system. It, therefore, does not need a blow off valve to reduce excess pressure.  Although some supercharger like Centrifugal superchargers…
Ifandi S.
February 17, 2022
Turbocharger

Will Blow Off Valves & Wastegates Work On Diesels?

Blow off valves, and wastegates have and can be used on diesel engines but they are usually not used because diesels don’t have throttle plates that can be adjusted to regulate boost. My personal observation is that wastegate and blow off valves work pretty well on diesel engines; however, it…
Ifandi S.
February 16, 2022
Brakes

Engine Brake 101: How To, Clutch Wear, Fuel Usage & Legality

Engine braking helps in slowing the car by releasing the accelerator pedal and not using the regular foot brakes. We all use engine braking on some level, whether we realize it or not; when you’re driving down a hill, and you downshift to get to a controlled stop quickly, you’re…
Ifandi S.
February 13, 2022

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