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In message <970102051224_170878814@emout06.mail.aol.com> ScharfR@aol.com writes:

> Any good mechanical engineer will tell you that a turbocharger _is_ a
> supercharger.

But a supercharger is not a turbocharger.  And I think the difference will 
become more relevant now that some cars are to be offered with both.
Certainly my habit is to use "supercharger" for non-exhaust driven blowers 
(crankshaft or electric) and reserver "turbocharger" for the exhaust gas driven 
variety.  Their characteristics are very different.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club