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A cut-out from a Mercedes-Benz 300sd turbine, the world's first turbodiesel.
"...On a turbocharged car, hot exhaust gasses expelled by the engine are first routed to the turbine wheel side of the turbocharging system to make it rotate at very high speeds, which are usually in the 150,000-200,000 rpm range. As that wheel spins faster and faster in causes the second wheel in the turbocharger system to also spin rapidly. This second rotation pulls in air from outside the car, it compresses it and then it forces into the combustion chamber. Since the basic ..." Continue Reading →
Photo credits: Daimler AG
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