Switch tappet with integrated valve clearance compensation
1 Locking pin 2 Outer housing 3 Lost motion spring 7 Inner housing
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Engine cross section: 3.8-litre boxer engine
With conventional wastegated turbochargers or fixed geometry turbochargers (FGT), a turbine flow area cannot be adjusted during operation.
Knocking is abnormal combustion in which the air-fuel mixture ignites prematurely due to exposure to high temperature and pressure, creating an unwanted high-frequency noise. When the compression ratio is increased, the temperature at compression top dead center (TDC) also rises, increasing the probability of knocking.