Cat C13 engine will not start and produce a lot of white smoke?
It will work. It's not a "cleaner" exhaust, it is just that the mixture has lost a bit of oil that gets burned off in the combustion process. Just make sure you check the air filter. Also, if the system is in good shape, you would have a good idea of what the fuel mixture is in the system.
A few other common mistakes include:
– Having a lot of air intake and high RPM engine?
– Running too high of a boost. - Runs cool and quiet?
What is a good boost setting?
A good value for boosting is between 7 and 11 PSI.
In the past we tried to boost around 7 PSI but we never got very close to it. As of recently we have come to the conclusion that we are running a boost in the mid to high 6's at stock. You may want to check your boost setting.
It will dictate how aggressive your turbo is able to make the turbo/air cooler. This is what gives us the best power.
Do not forget your coolant?
Do not just throw your coolant in with your crankcase air cooler- use your filter for the best coolant and make sure to change it frequently.
Most folks will recommend using cold or ice water on top of your coolant- just be sure to change it regularly?
Now let's get back on track and get the car running as fast as possible. Before you start the engine make sure you understand how it works.
We will start with the "fuel flow" system. The fuel flow control system or Fuel Flow Control/Control Unit is where fuel is supplied from, the Air Fuel Filter that keeps the air cool, the Turbo compressor that turns the engine, and the fuel line from the tank to the distributor that gives the fuel needed to ignite the flame.
Here is a diagram of the fuel flow control system on your car. Once you understand the basics on starting the engine, you are ready to put your car on boost. Boost is different from compression in that it allows a higher power level to be achieved more quickly.
This can be very helpful as you have a higher RPM range in you engine. You want the boost to increase quickly so that you have a big turbo boost, but when you push the throttle the air speed is slower so that the boost will be able to be produced more rapidly.
Once it has kicked in you are now at the point in the turbo engine where most people want the power level to be around 2000- 3000 RPM's. When you are doing a boost there are times needed where your throttle is stuck so your car will be running on boost when you try to pull out of the driveway.
Remember that most of the times you will be running a big boost. This also means there are times when you will see a very low RPM at idle to help with the boost. The turbo will make almost no difference at all in power output, when you increase boost you want to try to put the maximum amount of power you can and then the amount that you want to have you car running is going to vary.
The second thing you need to know is all of the things that come together to improve efficiency while driving at boost. First and foremost we need to be aware of air turbulence. A lot of times we feel the air in the exhaust, we just feel a big lump in the back of the car in the middle of the air stack and we then feel any turbulence in the air.
This is actually because of an electrical charge in the exhaust. Now the charge in the exhaust is not from combustion gases, it is actually from electrical charge in the intake manifold. This is also an electrical charge and it has to go somewhere and when it goes somewhere it is going to have a large effect on the air in the throttle.
This means that in any situation with turbulence it is important to try to be as aware of it as possible.