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Old 31 Aug 2010, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can you turn a turbo into a non turbo.

Right lost job after 11 years service so cash is tight and im looking for work, so sometimes i have to travel upto 70 miles round trip for interveiws. my question IS is there anyway you can increase the MPG EG turn the boost off or somthing

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Old 31 Aug 2010, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Right lost job after 11 years service so cash is tight and im looking for work, so sometimes i have to travel upto 70 miles round trip for interveiws. my question IS is there anyway you can increase the MPG EG turn the boost off or somthing

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Tried searching it their but its coming up as the opposite to install a turbo in a non turbo, just drive like an old granny fella and you'll see increased MPG, best of luck finding a job
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Old 31 Aug 2010, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried searching it their but its coming up as the opposite to install a turbo in a non turbo, just drive like an old granny fella and you'll see increased MPG, best of luck finding a job
hahaha impossible yeah i tried the search but same deal. might have to nick the birds car, a clio 1.4, but then that means she will have to drive my car to work :eek

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Re: can you turn a turbo into a non turbo.

just pull the small hose off the turbo it will run with no boost afaik
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Re: can you turn a turbo into a non turbo.

turbo's run low compression mate so if you took the turbo of it would be very low powered and just as heavy on fuel!you'd need to raise the compression to make it run like a none turbo and efficiently!that means taller pistons and alot of work if it could even be done not sure what space the valves have etc so would be a night mare and dead expensive lol,granny drive thats your best option
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Re: can you turn a turbo into a non turbo.

oh well looks like ill be MISS DAISY for a while then. eaither that take my plates of and just nick fuel lol
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Park it and buy a diesel dawg till you get sorted
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