RE: Turbo or supercharger

Jim C. /
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To cram more mixture into the cylinder a turbocharger or supercharger is used to increase the intake air pressure.

A supercharger is belt driven from the crankshaft thus using engine power. The advantage is a relatively easy installation.

The turbocharger uses the "free" power of the exhaust flow to turn the turbine that spins the impeller to provide the boost. A turbo charger is more efficient from the standpoint of using exhaust gas for motive power, but the down side is the complicated exhaust piping that must accomodate it. Also a turbo needs oil pressure to lubricate and cool its bearings.

Jim

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