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Pin_cushion

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Ebay product got me thinking...
« on: February 21, 2009, 22:02:44 PM »
Right, seen these before on eBay...
No, i aint thinking of buying/fitting one...
Purely wanna here views...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Turbo-Supercharger-Ford-Sierra-Streeka-Transit-TD-L200_W0QQitemZ270344803276QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item270344803276&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Turbo-Supercharger-F...A1%7C240%3A1318

At first i thought it was a fan 'powered' by the vehicle, after reading though it seems like its 'self powered'...
Surely 'self powered' would be more of a restriction than a benefit...?
Then even if it was 'powered' by the vehicle the amount of power it used would be the same as the extra (if any) it made...?
I get the impression it's another so called 'power booster' like the 'chip' (resistor) that frequented eBay a while ago... Only thing it boosts is the sellers wallet size...?

Oh and theres this one too...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAVE-PETROL-FITS-Ford-Sierra-Ranger-Scorpio-Focus-31_W0QQitemZ320341605759QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item320341605759&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAVE-PETROL-FITS-For...A1%7C240%3A1318

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« Last Edit: February 21, 2009, 22:50:43 PM by Pin_cushion »



Kezza

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Ebay product got me thinking...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 22:44:39 PM »
Who cares but it aint worth it for the horsepower it gives

Pin_cushion

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Ebay product got me thinking...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 22:56:44 PM »
If it really did give those figure improvements then to put it in perspective...

Cone filter only gives about 5-10bhp, costs £20-£200... (universal cheapo - viper cold air induction)
Stainless steel performance exhaust only gives about 5-15bhp, costs £150-£400...

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samol

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Ebay product got me thinking...
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 23:00:41 PM »
Just a money spinning load of crap mate, absolutely of no bloody use at all. Cheers Ray

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 08:30:51 AM »
well it's cheaper thath the original turbozet that was £200 years ago.

It may well increase HP, which the engine will use to turn the alternator to generate the electricity to powerthe fan. Most probably resulting in a net power loss. And that's just at idle.

At hig rpm it will most probably restrict air flow.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 12:17:10 PM »
if its the electric powered fan style, i watched a test on one and it redueced power on an MR2 turbo as it was not capable of moving enough aitr it starved the engin, it was said that on a 600cc car (fiat?) it may have a positive effect but that was not proven,

If its the free spinning rotors that 'swirl air to speed it up', i've heard of one bloke that had them in his Discovory that though they were the best thing on the planet.... he also said some quite strange stuff regulary which ment his opinion didn't matter to me.  

all in all..... gimic IMO of no gain what so ever about as much use a chrom washerjets. In fact i don't doubt that due to the poor build quality they will break and either block you intake up totally or send bits of chinese metal into your engine.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 13:33:39 PM »
these things are brill.got one on the fiesta and 0-60 is about 4 seconds now instead of 11 seconds.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 00:05:39 AM »
you must stop driving cars of cliffs....

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 09:28:45 AM »
anybody that buys one of these needs to be pushed of a cliff!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 16:55:31 PM »
It amazes me ebay alows the sale of so much SHITE    I read somewhere bout one of those breaking and falling to bits - engine sucked them in, ruined engine   I think they con people with the CFM figures... they never say what psi its at   If you look up real turbo specs they give cfm @ a given psi. What should tell people they realy won't work though is how much juice they draw, just a couple of hundred watts.  1hp makes 1kw and vice versa (afaik) and typical superchargers that work take 6 or 7 hp to turn, minimum so that would need 7kw to run with an electric motor - not happening on a normal alternator is it  

 

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