Kompressor, Super or TurboCharger?

anyone know? anyone feelo one way or the other about the above variants of shoving air into the cylinders?
cheers, guenter

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On 2005-10-13 17:47:35 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca (Guenter Scholz) said:

If you are asking what a Konpressor is, it's a supercharger.
Using both methods is best. Super charging works better at low RPM.
Marty
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    many thanks, local salesman didn't seem to be quite sure. VW/Audi seem to be using the turbocharger and the 'lag' is annoying making me think that the engine needs a tune up. I've never heard of a car using both, do any come to mind?
cheers, guenter
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On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:35:06 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca (Guenter Scholz) wrote:

I can't think of any mass-production cars that use both a turbocharger and a supercharger.
Turbochargers have the capability to generate a lot more boost and ultimately make more power than superchargers. It's also a lot easier to fit an intercooler to a turbocharger or a centrifugal supercharger.
The drawback to turbos is that they take a moment to "spool up" when you press the throttle, and if the engine doesn't have enough torque on its own before the turbocharger spools up, you can get a pretty noticeable lag.
If I were building a performance engine from the ground up, I'd make it large enough that it had enough torque even without forced induction, and then I'd also put a turbocharger on it for more power.
For smaller production engines, superchargers are nice because they generate boost constantly, with no "lag" when you apply the throttle.
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I can think of two straight off - one version of the Lancia Delta Integrale, and a current production VW 1.4l, but I can't remember what they call it. Makes something like 175 hp from 1.4l with quite good fuel mileage, but the potential repair costs boggle the mind!
Kevin Rhodes Westbrook ME
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Kevin, you are absolutely correct ... was in germany over summer and remember reading about the new Golf 'TSI' that uses a 1.4 l engine and has twin chargers - turbo and super - along with 'direct injection (however that is different from the fuel injection already in place) .... looks very interesting indeed!
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Guenter Scholz wrote:

VW FSI engine is a direct injection petrol engine and has been sold over several years.
So, direct injection is not a new thing here.
Reg: Harri
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