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  • WafflemakerACP
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    February 21, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I have an idea to build a turbo civic but where at the push of a button or something I can “disable” the turbo and switch the tune to N/A so that way I can make power when I want and save gas for the daily drive.

    alexcray
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    February 13, 2024 at 4:33 am
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    Completely disabling a turbocharger while the engine is running is complex and potentially dangerous. Blocking the airflow can lead to overboost and engine damage. Diverting the airflow requires complex valving systems and precise control to avoid disrupting engine performance.

    alexcray
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    February 16, 2024 at 2:37 am
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    Physically bypassing or disconnecting the turbo system would require extensive and complicated modifications to the engine, intake, and exhaust systems. This would be expensive, time-consuming, and potentially unreliable.

    alexcray
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    February 22, 2024 at 2:10 am
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    Physically disabling the turbocharger wouldn’t be the best solution. Blocking airflow or fuel would damage the unit and potentially the engine. Removing the turbo entirely would require major modifications and leave you with significant power loss even in “NA mode.”

    alexcray
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    February 24, 2024 at 2:24 am
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    Implementing a reliable and safe system to switch between turbo and N/A operation on-the-fly is incredibly complex. You’d need to modify various engine components, including the intake manifold, exhaust system, wastegate control, and ECU programming.

    MSelleen
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    February 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm
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    You could probably use an electric wastegate to switch it on and off. However, you may not see a significantly increased fuel consumption during daily driving with a turbo either