Horsepower loss in drive train
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 14:27:02 -0700
> I have to question the statement that there are large HP losses in the
> drive train - one previous post mentioned a 70 HP loss, I think in a 914.
> 70 HP is 750 watts times 70, or 52,500 watts (52KW), which is enough to
> light up your house and your central A/C for several hours.
> The statement "lost in the drive train" makes no sense.
I think more correct is "lost in the drive train as heat". The 70 HP figure
given seems excessive, but I've seen figures in the 10-15% range at stock HP
levels for losses. Clearly, if you double the engine HP, you don't double
This is why you have transmission oil coolers :-)