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Re: Turbo Theories
On Fri, 17 Feb 1995, Steven Buchholz wrote:
> This might actually be the source of the flames that someone spoke about.
> The fuel was probably injected into the exhaust. I don't think that the
The way I understood it, with my only basic knowledge of turbos, was the
flames on the race cars were a result of "dumping" the extra fuel/air
mixture directly into the atmosphere, rather than putting it back into
the system somewhere. I don't think that the EPA Nazis would be very
pleased about this on a "street" car.
But, on a similar train of thought, I have heard that an extra spark plug
in the exhaust tract of any car, hooked to a power source, would produce
a large flame out the pipes. I have seen some 50's style Hot Rods that
have done this for show/cruising purposes. It seems that most engines
are simply not efficient enough to burn all of the explosive gases. When
a spark is introduced into the exhaust stream, it ignites the *unburned*
explosive gases present in the exhaust.
P.S. That is what EGR vlaves are for: to reintroduce the unburned gases
to the intake.