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Re: Power = f(t) ?

Just to pick a nit:

Barton P. Chambers sez:
> Less oxygen results in less energy form combustion.  Cooler air is more
> dense, contains more oxygen, gives more energy.  Purpose of intercooler
> is to make intake air cooler.

The goal of the intercooler is actually increased density, not so much
cooler temperature.  In fact, lowering charge temperature can result in
power loss (though at the temps autos operate at, this is not usually much
of a concern -- unless you are running on methanol).  Proper intercooler
setup is a delicate balance between lots of factors: increased density
versus lower temperature, longer intake path, etc.

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