[torsen] Turbo theory

Julian Stafford julian.stafford at virgin.net
Wed Nov 21 07:21:02 EST 2001

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Devlin <bdevlin at stanford.edu>
To: torsen at audifans.com <torsen at audifans.com>
Date: 20 November 2001 23:43
Subject: [torsen] Turbo theory

>Why is the turbo on my Audi upstream of the throttle? It seems to me
>that it would keep spinning faster and longer if it was in vacuum.

Not too sure of the technical reasons, however cars have been made (like the
old Renault 5 Gordini turbo) that have a carburettor suck through
arrangement, here the throttle is down stream of the turbo.

I think much better turbo shaft seals are needed for this arrangement.

Regards Julian.

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