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Supercharged diesel?

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by marctwo, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. marctwo

    marctwo Member

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    OK, this may be a really silly question (please forgive my ignorance) but why are there no supercharged diesels? Why are they all turbo?
     
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  3. auroan

    auroan Active Member

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    something to do with amount of power taken from the engine doesn't make up for the power the sc can generate compare to a turbo. But if they use the sc/turbo tech out of the new golf GT.... now that would be something !!!!
     
  4. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    i have seen 'sdi' on the back of some polo's whats that about,

    diesels benefit from small turbos as their rev range is low, small turbos speed up quicker, hmmm twin turbo diesel,,
     
  5. sdi on the polos dont have a turbo, they are the rubbish slow ass ones.

    as for supercharging diesels, some race boats use twin turbo charged and supercharged diesel engines. best of both worlds i guess.
     
  6. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    right so S is nothing cool
     
  7. m_o_w_g_l_i

    m_o_w_g_l_i Member

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    Wasn't there a Mazda 626 with a supercharged diesel engine??
     
  8. OutLore

    OutLore VOIP Dude

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    right so S is nothing cool

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    If its prefixed by an "R" and then suffixed with a "2", "4" or "6" then I would say it is pretty cool /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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