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Old 09-21-2010, 03:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I recently read an article on start&stop systems (which are expected to be present in 70% of new cars in Europe within a few years) and one of the problems to be overcome (beside the battery and starter) was the turbo. Since start/stop systems are usually added to "eco" versions of existing models, they are usually paired with an already efficient turbodiesel. To overcome the problem, turbines are now built to withstand being shut down while hot, much better than a few years ago. One company (Mitsubishi, I think) has an extra pump for lubing the turbo after shutdown.
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