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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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I love this stuff.

Great fun to play with, except those pesky laws of thermodynamics always seem to get in the way.

At least the electric turbocharger has the real ability to increase MAP.
(Granted the amount of energy consumed equals or exceeds the amount gained. )

But the stupid free spinning fan in the intake is just beyond ridiculous. Not only is it actually sucking energy out of the equation like a fricken vampire, but you are creating turbulence in the intake that will most likely fubar a modern MAF.
(Maybe that is why the vid is installing on an old car? )
I"m sure its made in china or somewhere over sea's but makes you wonder how much money was spent on designing and somewhere to produce that joke.

Thats one for the record books ,,,,,,,,,,,,show-nuff... .

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This looks like a variation on a product back in the fifties that was supposed to save gas. It was a plate that looked like the restricter plate used by Nascar under the carburetor, only with little free spinning blades in the holes. The theory was the spinning blades would super atomize the gas and make the combustion more efficient. Voodoo science or gimmick I suspect.

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Here you go, from the land of Holden; our Aussie friends have the definitive evaluation:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbGWgvJN1_8


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Here is a real use of electric turbo chargers:

Driven: 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Bi-TDI electric biturbo Prototype - Fourtitude.com


Notice that Audi is incorporating the electric system purely to eliminate "turbo lag" from the conventional turbo system. There is no "gain" of power, just a "fill in the gap" during conventional turbo lag. Again, those pesky laws of thermodynamics just keep getting in the way.

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i'll go with the home made twin super charger any day!
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I realize that - but I think I have seen this product on TV - so the product itself it not a joke or fake product - the idea that it might actually work is right up there with my wife's latest idea that she wants to get in touch with a long distance healer who can help treat everything from cancer (melanoma in my wife's case) to broken bones simply by calling them up and paying some amount of $ per minute. Last time I checked broken bones heal if all you do is still still wait a month or so. She doesn't know why I don't believe in it and says that I have no evidence that it doesn't work. I also have no evidence that putting a banana in my ear wont keep alligators away and as much as I really don't want to be eaten by alligators you don't see me walking around with a banana in my ear.
Putting a banana in you ear is fantastic protection. I've been doing it for years. No one ever approaches me and avoids me at all costs. I don't have many friends either except for my 47 cats [all named Larry].
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