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not another one!

Maybe we need an FAQ entry to advise people not to post about this scam anymore?
 

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Got to see this

Been there, done that. You would need a stop watch to detect the difference. Still got it on the shelf. Don't waste your money.........
 

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Yes.

An exhaust driven turbo uses (in part) the "waste" heat of still expanding hot exhaust gasses to direclty mechanically drive the compressor.

An electric turbo must _first_ burn fuel to turn an alternator then reconvert the electric energy back to mechanical. HUGE losses of efficiency. And because of the amount of electrical energy needed an electric turbo dosen't have anywhere near the same boost pressure available.
(see Willies reply above)

HTH! :)
 

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That is a serious unit, but it also has a serious price.

Any of those who have turbo charged their cars can tell you the boost unit is only part of the project. To make the complete system work will take a lot more time and money than the apparent cost.

Another member tried a kit from these people and gave up. He offered the unit for sale here about a year later. We just don't want to see you get burned on this.
 
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