Exhaust-gas turbochargers are a key technology to enhance performance, reduce fuel consumption, and lower exhaust emissions. When fitted to direct-injection diesel engines, they reduce fuel consumption by up to 25 percent compared with similar gasoline engine. For this reason, they have taken over almost the entire market segment. The trend with gasoline engines is toward downsizing, that is to say, a reduction in cubic capacity for the same power output. This is achievable by turbocharging, since the high power-to-capacity ratio of these engines requires an increase in the air mass supplied to the engine. This is only attainable by supercharging. Inevitably, the number of turbocharged gasoline engines will undergo a significant rise worldwide. Experts estimate that in 10 years time, there will be about 160 million cars and roughly 16 million trucks (>3.5 metric tons) running on this key technology, and the tendency will continue to rise. As a result, the turbocharger segment represents one of the largest growth markets in the automotive industry worldwide.
WARNING: Motor vehicles contain fuel, oils and fluids, battery posts, terminals and related accessories which contain lead and lead compounds and other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. These chemicals are found in vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, both new and as replacements. When being serviced, these vehicles generate used oil, waste fluids, grease, fumes and particulates, all known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING: The wires of these products contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.