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Old 07-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ECONORAM View Post
746 watts is 1 hp, right? 500 watts may not seem like much, but if you don't have to generate it over a 400 mile trip, then the savings should start stacking up.
A smaller engine car that spins its P/S up to 3k to 4k could be sending well over 1hp to the P/S pump.
Those small cars that spin 3-4k tend to only needs 10 to 15 horsepower to over come drag and rolling resistance and maintain speed. Removing a 1hp load off the engine could be pretty big, to a smaller car.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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