Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing, Installing Turbochargers


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Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing, Installing Turbochargers

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If you are looking for a complete, easy-to-use, hands-on book covering automotive turbocharging systems, Maximum Boost by Bentley, is the one you'll want to have.

Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharging Systems is a science lesson on how to diagnose your turbo system and the simplest, cost effective ways to plan, set-up, test and modify them. The author takes what might seem a daunting task (understanding a turbocharger) and presents it as a simple device that can be manipulated once you know what you are doing.

Describing a turbocharger as "nothing more than an air pump driven by energy remaining in the exhaust gases," the book starts with a basic overview of motorsports engineering that breaks power output potential, air flow, inertial loads and doubling power without impacting rpm (i.e., torque). By time you finish here, you'll be ready for in-depth analyses of intercooling, boost controls, testing, intake manifolds, lubrication, fuel injection and carburetion. You'll see how to troubleshoot your systems and plan a project with professional detail.

The text is accompanied by detailed photographs and diagrams to help give vision to each step of every process. Get the lowdown on how to select a turbocharger for your specific vehicle using reliable aftermarket and OEM components, as well as how to go about sizing a turbo. Before you get your hands too dirty, test your turbo system with easy-to-follow instructions. Discover the most efficient ways to tweak the fuel system and modify your engine with an EFI. Whatever your needs, Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharging Systems has your six.

An excellent resource whether you're an enthusiast or on a professional racing team, you're not going to get a better handle on motorsports engineering than you will culling through this book's 250 pages. Author Corky Bell has over 25 years in the design, build and installation of turbo and supercharger systems. Here he shows how to both maintain your systems and alter them so that they transform into war machines. For its discounted price, you're going to get a wealth of information that will save you money and time in the long run. Grab a copy and let The Motor Bookstore ship it right to your door so you can get started.

The Maximum Boost book provides the most detailed info available on the design, modification, setup and testing of car turbo systems. It will show you what works and what doesn't. Which one will allow you to extract the most horsepower out of your engine. And which turbo system is right for your needs.

You will learn:

  • How to select a turbocharger
  • How to install a turbo system in your vehicle
  • How to prep the engine
  • Sizing a turbo
  • How to test a turbo system
  • How to integrate a turbo with an EFI system or carburetor
  • What's intercooling
  • How to troubleshoot a turbo system
  • Info on OEM and aftermarket turbos
  • Fuel system tweaks
  • Exhaust system design
  • Designing and installing your own custom turbo system

Whether you're interested in better performance on the road or extra horsepower at the racetrack. Maximum Boost by Corky Bell provides the information to get the most out of your engine and its turbo system.

Subject: Automotive turbocharging systems. Selection, design, set-up, testing, performance. ISBN-10: 0837601606 | ISBN-13: 9780837601601 | Bentley GTUR
  • An Engineering Look at the Basics
  • Acquiring a Turbocharged Vehicle
  • Selecting The Turbocharger
  • Turbocharger Lubrication
  • Intercooling
  • Intake Manifold
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Carburetion
  • Events in the Chamber
  • Exhaust Manifold Design
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Boost Controls
  • Preparing the Engine
  • Testing the System
  • Trouble
  • Developments in Turbocharging
  • Bringing it All Together
  • Installing a Turbo Kit


  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers
  • Author: Corky Bell
  • Pages: 250 - 302 b&w photographs and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8 x 10.5 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-8376-0160-1