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Old 01-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #1253
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the whole concept of a turbo charged engine is high oxygen due to highly compressed air + lots of fuel = big boom. the way a boosted engine shoves down the pistons is very different from the way an NA engine does it, waaaay more pressure/force. our tiny 2L motors making V8 power isn't magic, everything's got drawbacks. if air was composed of pure oxygen, everything would be on fire, o2 is a very powerful gas.

the stick analogy is good and someone mentioned the amount of time the rods spend at awkward positions had a good point too.

this isn't a simple topic, which is why analogies are good. this involves chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. i've done stress analysis and see hvac compressors failing due to high load and low (discharge) pressure all the time whether it's the connecting rod or an oil return issue.

point is... and let's dumb it down, don't WOT at 1500 RPM in 6th gear.
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