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What's a "naturally aspirated turbo" engine?
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Synchromesh

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2,186 posts

62 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Ignore the fact I was browsing the Smart website for one moment and explain to me what a "naturally aspirated turbo" engine is when it's a home.


Buff Mchugelarge

2,313 posts

46 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Obviously, it's a turbo engine that's naturally aspir.. Oh. hang on.



P.s haha you were looking at Smart cars tongue out

Galileo

3,015 posts

114 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Naturally Aspirated turbo, usually means it's got a carburettor not fuel injection. I'm shocked that a modern car would use a carb as I wouldn't think the emissions would be low enough to pass any kind of test these days.

Renault used to run cars with carbs and turbos in the 70's & 80's.

MysteryLemon

4,600 posts

87 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Galileo said:
Naturally Aspirated turbo, usually means it's got a carburettor not fuel injection. I'm shocked that a modern car would use a carb as I wouldn't think the emissions would be low enough to pass any kind of test these days.

Renault used to run cars with carbs and turbos in the 70's & 80's.
Everyone used to run carbs in the 70s and 80s.

It's likely a mistake on the Smart website.

Jonny_

1,980 posts

103 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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One with a broken turbo, perhaps?

Butter Face

10,369 posts

56 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Galileo said:
Naturally Aspirated turbo, usually means it's got a carburettor not fuel injection.
Really?

I'd guess more that some has cocked up with the wording on the website.

SV8Predator

2,102 posts

61 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Galileo said:
Naturally Aspirated turbo, usually means it's got a carburettor not fuel injection.
Never heard that definition before.

In engineering terms you've either got "naturally aspirated" or "forced induction" and referring to the charge entering the inlet tract to the combustion chamber, the method of fuel introduction (carb or injection) has nothing to do with this. Thus a turbocharged carb car would be termed "forced induction" and not anything else.

But in the Smart bumph above, it could be new term invented my the marketing people, or, as noted above, some muppet putting words on a web site when he no knowledge of what he is writing.


Edited by SV8Predator on Saturday 17th August 15:55

750turbo

4,522 posts

120 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Product Marketing Fannies wink

They live amongst us... I work with a few...

As someone one said:

Jesus Christ.

Zad

10,208 posts

132 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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If it were on a technical site, I would have said that it was the turbo spec engine and system, but without the turbocharger fitted. But it isn't, and basically the copy writer got carried away with technical words that they don't understand.

DE15 CAT

269 posts

57 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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I know exactly what it is, it's an Error model, nothing but trouble best avoided.

The problem occurs via the data Inputter interface with the computer, normally fixed by a sharp tap with a hammer, or if persistent replace the data Inputter. wink

750turbo

4,522 posts

120 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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DE15 CAT said:
I know exactly what it is, it's an Error model, nothing but trouble best avoided.

The problem occurs via the data Inputter interface with the computer, normally fixed by a sharp tap with a hammer, or if persistent replace the data Inputter. wink
Or a slap. smile

DE15 CAT

269 posts

57 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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750turbo said:
DE15 CAT said:
I know exactly what it is, it's an Error model, nothing but trouble best avoided.

The problem occurs via the data Inputter interface with the computer, normally fixed by a sharp tap with a hammer, or if persistent replace the data Inputter. wink
Or a slap. smile
Only if wearing gloves, & protective clothing as the Inputter has a tendency to leak fluid for a short time after being struck. weepinghurl

p4cks

1,468 posts

95 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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I thought SMART went tits up?

JimmyTheHand

999 posts

38 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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DE15 CAT said:
I know exactly what it is, it's an Error model
You have to get the terminology right - it is a PEBCAK Model wink

The Moose

12,975 posts

105 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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That's not very, errr, smart wink

Something about veal?

tvrolet

2,768 posts

178 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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I think the description is correct.

I gather the spec also includes overhead side valves, round D ports, full skirt slipper pistons and a dog-box automatic gearbox. I think it has drum brakes with radial calipers too.

pad58

12,080 posts

77 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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750turbo said:
Product Marketing Fannies wink

They live amongst us... I work with a few...

As someone one said:

Jesus Christ.
That would be JAYB I believe.

xRIEx

5,382 posts

44 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Synchromesh said:
...explain to me what a "naturally aspirated turbo" engine is when it's a home.
Simple - the turbo's intake is naturally aspirated. If it was sequential twin turbo, then it would be a turbo turbo.

Of course, the first turbo in line is naturally aspirated and the second one is FI. Now, if you're got a sequential triple turbo, the later two are FI and...

Basically the first turbo is always naturally aspirated.


It's a fact.

Herbs

2,862 posts

125 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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It's their way of differentiating between Petrol & Hybrid models whilst making themselves look silly to anyone who has a modicum of knowledge about cars wink

kVA

2,448 posts

101 months

Saturday 17th August 2013
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Probably weren't expecting anyone who knows about cars to be looking at the SMART website... wink