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Old 12-29-2007, 11:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by roflwaffle View Post
Turbos on diesels are generally designed to help out efficiency and power, so staying on boost isn't a bad thing per say. Some, such as variable vane turbos, can make boost at with very little exhaust flow. I think a pressure wave supercharger is similar, but I'm not sure which one has better overall efficiency.
For the unfamiliar the TDI in my car (ALH) uses a variable vane design and no wastegate. It spools very easily/ quickly, if you lug it you can have 12 psi by 1300 rpm.

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