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A NEW SMALL turbocharger has been developed by Garrett AiResearch specifically for use with petrol or diesel engines in the 1.2 to 2.5 litre capacity range.
Designated the T2, it has been made with minimum costs for volume as a primary design target.
Consequently the manufacturing engineering group was brought in to determine the design features required for ease of manufacture and consequently participated in the design on virtually a daily basis to ensure that the goals were met.
The T2 weighs 4.5kg (9.91b) and is under 195mm (7.7in) at its widest point.
The integrated wastegate control on the T2 was developed for wide speed range, small displacement engines and Garrett claims that it has passed a series of tests including 500hour durability tests on diesel engines and 250-hour thermal cycle trials on petrol engines.