so you're using the turbo for lowend and rotrex for topend. different from how its "normally" done but I can see it working
Yeah, more or less. I want to take the great efficiency that the Rotrex has in the upper RPMS and keep that as is. Adding a turbo to feed into the Rotrex. Thinking of running a big wastegate with it's vaccum source off the manifold for 20PSI or so. At lower RPMs the turbo would be boosting more, and lowering as the Rotrex comes into it's own. The large wastegate should be enough to keep the flow without choking the motor at the small turbine housing...
Anyways... this is still all int he planning stages and I have to figure out packing as well. Bottom mount but I don't know where to put the wastegate.
In for teh win. Falco mentioned this in another thread many moons ago, I'm hoping this is for the reals?
Lol, yeah I did. I've been living in Germany for the last 7 months and am heading home this Monday. I am itching to get wrenching on something again and since the motor and Rotrex stuff is all done I need to think outside the box.
Right now though, I'm just trying to think of how much boost the motor can really take. 20PSI? 25PSI? Who knows... Crank it up and see? Lol...
Haha, if anything I may go down to a 74. Right now the Rotrex is pushing 16PSI at 8k and with a turbo, even pushing only 5psi it would make 26-27psi at the motor which is a bit out of my comfort zone. We'll see I might just put a bigger pully on it and gear it down a bit.
Its built. Number of "PSI" is irrelevent. What is relevant is correct setup and tuning.
You can have the wastegate on top of the turbo if you're going bottom mount.
The torque curve shape should be interesting to see on a 1.6. I'm predicting an LSx replica.
Yeah, but there is the inlet to the Rotrex. It can't be completely blocked I need a bit of space to make piping from the exit of the turbo to the inlet of the Rotrex. And the wastegate needs to be placed where I can still route it back into the exhaust. I'm getting old and atmosphere dumped gates are no longer something I want... haha.
Going to take some measurements and see what Abe can come up with. If anything I doubt this being completed for a few months so don't get all excited just yet guys! :P