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Old 02-23-2008, 08:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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quick question

Anyone know the expected lifespan of an off the shelf turbo charger if run semi- continuously? This would give you an off the shelf compressor and power source. Generally turbines are as highly efficient as you can get, but there really isn't any need to do so with turbos (it's waste anyway), so I don't know how much it would help.

There have been other suggestions with diesel and otto engines (requiring magic valves), but this could presumably use off the shelf parts.
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