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A turbocharger works by pulling ambient air into the turbine housing, which is then accelerated by a turbine wheel. The airflow generated by the wheel gets cooled when passing through an intercooler before going into the cylinder. Combustion blows hot air into the exhaust manifold, and the air is forced into the compressor inlet, which generates more turning force for the compressor wheel.

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