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Old 07-22-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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What kind of maintenece is required when you turbo a car?
I'm going to try and slowly turbo my spi,i have emmisions every other year that i can deal with but what type of budget increase am i looking at?


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maintenance doesnt really change. just put good oil in every 3k miles, motor craft oil filter, keep the air filter clean, and put new plugs in every few oil changes and your good to go.

you cant really slowly turbo a car... you can slowly save up parts and turbo it all at once though :P
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What are you talking about Turtle??!! Obviously you can just run a manifold and mate it up to the stock exhaust. Then you can slowly add a WG onto the manifold...etc

Anyways, yeah, you might change your oil a little more frequently than you do now unless you already do it every 3k miles. Other than that, try to have extra money for when something might break
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Well to be fair here, I've read that SPI motors have an unofficial maintenance schedule for replacing the head due to dropped valves. That's not even with boost.
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maintenance doesnt really change. just put good oil in every 3k miles, motor craft oil filter, keep the air filter clean, and put new plugs in every few oil changes and your good to go.

you cant really slowly turbo a car... you can slowly save up parts and turbo it all at once though :P
ha ha i meant save up for turbo but yeah oil and filters i figured

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Well to be fair here, I've read that SPI motors have an unofficial maintenance schedule for replacing the head due to dropped valves. That's not even with boost.
i've had my valve seat drop only cost me 100 to fix so hopfully it wont happen again
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i ended up killing the head so all the valves were replaced and i got a new cylinder head.
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If it's done right then it shouldn't be anymore maintenance than an n/a car, just make sure you change your oil every 3000-4500 miles.
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