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Re: KKK turbos,VATN....

On Mar 21,  7:54am, Paul R Anderson wrote:

Since no one seems to actually know, I'll jump in again.

> Subject: Re: KKK turbos,VATN....
> I thnk you're getting closer.  The only way that variable vanes on the
> intake could do anything (as I see it) would be to block flow to the
> impeller.

I'd think this would be detrimental to the power of the car.  I guess we are on
the right track though.  I can see the vanes become normal to the passage of
air, thus pulling less air into the motor, and the impellor would have less
resistance, and the vanes rotate so they coincide with the passage of air so it
pushes more air into the intake.

As for less backpressure, I suppose a turbo with less friction would have less
backpressure...from my point of view, backpressure is irrevelant in this
context though (even though the add mentions it).

>From the sound of the add, it seems the turbo is used to provide small amounts
of boost.  So maybe the primary exhaust path is to the muffler, and a secondary
one is to the turbo...so when an increase in throttle is detected, the air is
diverted to the turbo.  Which is opposite of how most turbo cars work though...

> Air would go around the impeller and be drawn in by engine vacuum.  When
> boost was called for, the vanes would rotate and require the air to be
> drawn
> into the impeller and thus provide boost.  This arrangement would allow
> the shaft to spin freely and have some momentum so that when boost
> was called for, the shaft wouldn't have to accelerat to provide it.
> Any comments?