boost hoses

Robert Myers robert at
Sun Sep 23 22:10:16 EDT 2001

However, Javad, all else being equal, flow will be more or less directly 
proportional to pressure at the kind of pressure we experience in real 
world situations.

At 08:56 PM 9/23/01, JShadzi at wrote:

>No, it does not have an effect, remember, it is flow that makes power, not
>boost.  A little swelling of the hoses will not affect flow, and
>realistically, will not reduce pressure either (theoretically it does, but
>may not even be measurable within' reasonable tolerances).
>A common mistake many make is thinking that boost (how many psi the turbo is
>producing) makes power.  It is flow, or how much net _air at a certain
>pressure_ is being fed into the combustion chamber.  Two turbos, a K24 and
>K26 can be making 15psi for example, but the K26 will be flowing considerably
>more air.  Of course, temp (turbo efficiency) plays into this, as do other
>Pressure alone gives no indication to how much air is actually flowing into
>the motor.  Anyway, end of rant  ;)
>In a message dated 9/23/2001 4:52:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>lee at writes:
>  Watching them rev the engine at idle, I noticed the blue silicone turbo
>  hoses visibly growing. Pretty impressive...but I wondered if some of that
>  boost was going to waste...
>   >>
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