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1.4 turbo?

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Hi I'm doing some research about turbocharging the spark and today I took some pictures of the 1.4 turbo ecotec in the 2017 cruze. I think it might just bolt on our engines next would be engine management I guess, I'm not an expert :)

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRrhFm1Hohg6rWlX2

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/PhULzUlbQZ86StlF2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vtwoBD5BrX3eyZN22

 

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our cars don't have a exhaust manifold.to bolt a turbo on.

Edited by 83choochoo

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The new cruze 1.4t has an integrated exhaust manifold like the spark

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Bolting the turbo is just step one... that can easily be done with an adapter plate if it does not directly bolt on. You will need to figure out cooling lines, charge pipe, intake, intercooler, fueling, and tuning. But still sounds like a fun project.

 

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4 hours ago, 83choochoo said:

our cars don't have a exhaust manifold.to bolt a turbo on.

The turbo on the le2 does not bolt on to a manifold. It may even bolt on straight to the lv7 head for all we know.

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I will look into it further this summer :) its -27C today outside 

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I believe the 1.4 block/heads are the same but the pistons and crank in the turbo are forged vs. cast in the NA engine. The higher compression cast pistons in the Spark would have a short lifespan if force fed. Without swapping out the cast parts for forged it would run but for how long under full boost until meltdown/breakage is anyone's guess. Would probably be much simpler finding a totaled cruze for cheap and doing a whole engine/computer swap into the Spark. 

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I'm trying to do what you are describing. I have a 2014 chevy spark and I'm working on putting a 2016 chevy cruze turbo on it. It's definitely not "bolt on" ready. I'm enjoying the project so far though. Hindsight, I would probably look for a universal turbo due to the flange shape and sizes. No major complaints yet though. 

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2 hours ago, LittleBlue! said:

 

 

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