Time to upgrade performance?

Sep 30, 2019,11:43 AM

While looking for turbo upgrades for one of my cars, I accidentally ran across a video this morning about MTU engines. This German company makes high-performance, high-capacity engines. Can I show you a few images?

One of the 4 turbos!

The turbo assembly being lifted onto the engine

New high-performance clutch being installed

Checking the crank bearing clearances

Wiring up the electronic bits

Heading for the paint booth

Degreasing and pressure wash before paint

Final checks

350 liters
13600 horsepower
2000 liters oil capacity
48 tons wet weight
35 years interval before maintenance is required



PS - used primarily in ships or as back-up generator powerplants

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You may need to reinforce your frame

 By: Thomas_3 : September 30th, 2019-11:49
to drop that into your car.

I think so too

 By: cazalea : September 30th, 2019-12:19

MTU is a German version of America's Caterpillar in some ways. They make generators, ship engines, and more.

 By: patrick_y : September 30th, 2019-12:21
Definitely some big, high performance engines there! I've never knowingly seen a Turbo that large!

That's some serious horsepower,and at 2000 liters of

 By: Thomas_3 : September 30th, 2019-12:51
oil capacity that pretty much eliminates Jiffy Lube for a quick oil change.

That's a lot of oil! [nt]

 By: patrick_y : September 30th, 2019-14:03

Certainly is.

 By: Thomas_3 : September 30th, 2019-14:27
2000 Liter=528.34435372 US Gallon=approximately 12 barrels of oil.

35 years ?

 By: bimbeano : September 30th, 2019-15:46
Before changing the oil ? That’s ludicrous !

Actually i opt for a bigger turbo!

 By: bimbeano : September 30th, 2019-15:49
Smaller engine though , just not sure about the turbo-lag 😬. ...  

😅 [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : September 30th, 2019-15:57

Awesome engine [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : September 30th, 2019-15:57

Really impressive! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 30th, 2019-22:05

I guessed it right from the first pic...I saw a documentary long time ago on how the optic cable was laid around Panama. The laying vessel broke down and was repaired by the team (costs

 By: redcorals : October 8th, 2019-07:18
running into over hundred thousand dollar/hr) of elite mech engineers. It still haunts me how humungous those things were.

If you want to play "who's got the biggest one?", indeed ships are the right direction!

 By: eklektik : October 9th, 2019-09:33
" This is the crankshaft for a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C engine, the largest reciprocating engine in the world, used in large container ships. It's a 1810-liter engine that generates 108,920 horsepower at 102 RPM, and it idles at 22 RPM... almost 3 seconds ...