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Old 09-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by ijb2105 View Post
+1 to Corky Bell.... I have read a couple of his books, and from an Engineering side of things, I tend to believe him on MOST subjects (I specifically remember one instance where exhaust size calculations came into play) so if Corky says that minor compressor surge isn't a big deal, then I wouldn't jump to doubt him; if you think about it, surge is only backflow - compressed air - which is a relatively light, turbulent fluid in this instance - and at lower pressures (which even 16-25 psi are) really can't be all that damaging

He basically said ALL compressor surge is nothing more than an unpleasent sound.
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