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The turbo gauges measures turbine speed, right?
The "turbo gauge", commonly called a boost gauge, does not measure turbine speed. It measures the intake manifold pressure. Under light loads the boost gauge will indicate a vacuum due to the turbocharger shaft not rotating fast enough to create positive pressure (boost). Once load (throttle position) increases, the boost gauge will indicate a positive pressure.
What is the purpose of an Intercooler?
An intercooler's primary function is to cool the charge air after it has been heated due to boosting and the heat that is produced by the turbo before sending the air into the engine. As the air is cooled, it becomes denser, and denser air makes for better combustion (more power). Additionally, the denser, cooler air helps reduce the chances of knock.
How does a Wastegate work?
A Wastegate is simply a turbine bypass valve. It works by diverting some portion of the exhaust gas around, instead of through, the turbine. This limits the amount of power that the turbine can deliver to the compressor, thereby limiting the turbo speed and boost level that the compressor provides. The Wastegate valve can be "internal" or "external". For internal Wastegates, the valve itself is integrated into the turbine housing and is opened by a turbo-mounted boost-referenced actuator. An external Wastegate is a self-contained valve and actuator unit that is completely separate from the turbocharger. In either case, the actuator is calibrated (or set electronically with an electronic boost controller) by internal spring pressure to begin opening the Wastegate valve at a predetermined boost level. When this boost level is reached, the valve will open and begin to bypass exhaust gas, preventing boost from increasing.
What qualities does SK Power look for in a authorized representative?
If you would like to become a representative, you should know that we look for companies that are established and have a proven track record of quality work and service in the independent turbo after-market. Ideally, you should be in the business of selling rebuilt turbos and/or new turbo assemblies and parts. Your company should have turbos as a major part of your product range and invest in inventory to meet local demand with timely service.
How can I become an authorized representative for SK Power products?
Send us brief details about your business, including product range, selling new or rebuilt product, turn-over in turbos sold, locations and territory covered, existing supply sources, and distributorships held.
There is no business partner or authorized representative in my area. Who should I contact?
Send email to email@example.com, leave message on our website, call us or fax us will be OK.