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#1
Matatu mob huwa na turbo, pickups plenty huwa na turbo. Now i understand these vehicles see plenty of work and abuse. But still they run. Mbona watu wanahepa gari ya turbo sana and yet you clearly cannot abuse it as much as watu wa psv na pickups.
Secondly how bad is the fuel consumption? Say compare the power and Consumption of a 1500-2000cc turbo to a bigger engine say 2500 Naturally aspirated lets say subaru forester, impreza or legacy. Is it worthit? How hard can it be running that car?
 

1776

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#3
Tbh, I've never understood what the beef is with turbo cars. I have a pal who owns an n/a Legacy, and when he was asked why he didn't buy a turbo one, he said "turbo ni mashida mingi"

So I asked him, "which shida exactly"? And he starts saying oh they're complex, turbos blow engines.... I just kept quiet when it became obvious that he has no idea what he's talking about.

The only "issue" with a turbo is the cost of replacing. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with it.

Turbos are nice.

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Dereva

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#4
Matatu mob huwa na turbo, pickups plenty huwa na turbo. Now i understand these vehicles see plenty of work and abuse. But still they run. Mbona watu wanahepa gari ya turbo sana and yet you clearly cannot abuse it as much as watu wa psv na pickups.
Secondly how bad is the fuel consumption? Say compare the power and Consumption of a 1500-2000cc turbo to a bigger engine say 2500 Naturally aspirated lets say subaru forester, impreza or legacy. Is it worthit? How hard can it be running that car?
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Samy

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#10
My advice is to stay away from turbo engines unless you can afford it. e.g. For diesels 'servicing' a turbo at Kirinyaga Road can set you back 18k, and a replacement can cost as much as 70k.. And yes Turbo engines blow/overheat more frequently than Normal ones due to higher temperatures & pressures involved
 

1776

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#13
My advice is to stay away from turbo engines unless you can afford it. e.g. For diesels 'servicing' a turbo at Kirinyaga Road can set you back 18k, and a replacement can cost as much as 70k.. And yes Turbo engines blow/overheat more frequently than Normal ones due to higher temperatures & pressures involved
Are you my friend who owns the legacy?
When an engine is built for turbo, it's tolerance has already been tested. Every factory makes their cars with safe limits, which means they can go a certain percentage higher else if they were exactly fitted, no turbo car would make it past 10k kms.

I somewhat agree with you especially 9f the following conditions are present :

1. The owner of the car doesn't service the car na anaifinya vilivyo
2. Increases boost level past the limits of tolerance

For the heat you speak of, the intercooler is there to reduce hot air going into the combustion chambers.
 
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Luther12

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Luther12

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#16
Secondly how bad is the fuel consumption? Say compare the power and Consumption of a 1500-2000cc turbo to a bigger engine say 2500 Naturally aspirated
Under similar conditions of use (same load, distance, speed, etc) the 2500cc/ 3000cc 2KD/ 1KD turbo engines and 3000cc 1KZ-TE engines will consume about 1/2 to 3/4 of diesel fuel that 5l 3000cc NA engine will consume.

Edit: Highway driving, not start-stop town madness.
 
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Luther12

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Tbh, I've never understood what the beef is with turbo cars. I have a pal who owns an n/a Legacy, and when he was asked why he didn't buy a turbo one, he said "turbo ni mashida mingi"

So I asked him, "which shida exactly"? And he starts saying oh they're complex, turbos blow engines.... I just kept quiet when it became obvious that he has no idea what he's talking about.

The only "issue" with a turbo is the cost of replacing. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with it.

Turbos are nice.
People peddle so many myths and plain half truths hadi unashangaa.
 
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Luther12

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My advice is to stay away from turbo engines unless you can afford it. e.g. For diesels 'servicing' a turbo at Kirinyaga Road can set you back 18k, and a replacement can cost as much as 70k.. And yes Turbo engines blow/overheat more frequently than Normal ones due to higher temperatures & pressures involved
Let’s be clear on one thing: you cannot run a turbo engine on a NA engine budget. Once you know that, a turbo diesel will last you a long long time.
 

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