[Vwdiesel] turbo on NA engine
Area31 Research Facility
stephensrw at stn.net
Sat Jun 24 00:26:58 EDT 2006
I think my efficiency is very good considering my elevation is almost 1,700
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Hansen" <jhsg at sasktel.net>
To: "Area31 Research Facility" <stephensrw at stn.net>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] turbo on NA engine
> On a stationary application, that may very well pay off. You could use
> lengths of ABS pipe on an intake that has been adapted for it.
> That's a pretty impressive fuel economy as well. Cool.
> Area31 Research Facility wrote:
> > Indeed. Too bad they aren't tuned to 1800 RPM. I was considering
> > the intake runners on my 1980, 1.5 NA that is on my DIY generating plant
> > boost the efficiency a bit. The torque starts dropping below 2500 RPM
> > stock engine. At 1800 I can get 10 electrical kW out of the set, so
> > means I'm making about 20 mechanical horsepower there.
> > Mind you, the way my governor is attached, it can only open the FI Pump
> > throttle about 2/3rds of the way to the high speed stop that was left
> > it came from the car, so I'm not abusing the engine at all. Fuel
> > very good. ~2L/hr at 6 kW electrical output.
> > Rob
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "James Hansen" <jhsg at sasktel.net>
> > To: "DIESEL" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> > Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 3:33 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] turbo on NA engine
> >>> For now, I'll stick with a larger exhaust,
> >>> more effiecient air intake system, you must admit, the stock air
> >>> on an na diesel is very poor at best, I almost laugh when I think
> >>> it.
> >> Waitaminit.
> >> Those are tuned runners my good fellow, and are a damn-site more
> >> efficient at pressuring the charge into the cylinders by piling up the
> >> air in front of the valve to increase volumetric efficiency than you
> >> give credit for.
> >> Remember who designed and built these engines. Obsessively compulsive
> >> detail freaks that are German engineers. There is a reason for having
> >> it a certain way, or it ain't there.
> >> -James
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