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Synchromesh

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2,141 posts

52 months

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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

2,029 posts

36 months

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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

2,899 posts

104 months

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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

4,274 posts

77 months

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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_

1,706 posts

93 months

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One with a broken turbo, perhaps?
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Butter Face

8,760 posts

46 months

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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

2,027 posts

51 months

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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

3,973 posts

110 months

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Product Marketing Fannies wink

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

As someone one said:

Jesus Christ.

Zad

9,711 posts

122 months

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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

219 posts

47 months

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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

3,973 posts

110 months

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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

219 posts

47 months

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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

1,441 posts

85 months

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I thought SMART went tits up?

JimmyTheHand

905 posts

28 months

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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

11,789 posts

95 months

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That's not very, errr, smart wink

Something about veal?

tvrolet

2,673 posts

168 months

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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

10,460 posts

67 months

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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

3,429 posts

34 months

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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

115 months

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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

91 months

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Probably weren't expecting anyone who knows about cars to be looking at the SMART website... wink

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