Date: 1 Feb 2005 14:58:54 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Saab newbie

On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 06:20:44 GMT, Valued Customer <> wrote: >> There's still something you're missing here. Turbochargers effectively raise >> the compression ratio when under boost, higher compression engines require >> higher octane ratings to prevent detonation due to heated air from the >> compression... > > Not missing anything and I think you failed elementary physics... I > understand a turbo charger is driven by exhaust gasses and those exhaust > gasses are indeed hot. But when a gas is compressed, any gas, it gets > colder by nature... not hotter! What an odd way to participate in a group discussion; by insulting someone who is trying to explain something to you.

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