Re: TurboCharging a Normally Aspirated Marine Diesel (Albin AD-2)
A diesel engine is very very different - the assumption is completely wrong.
Originally Posted by Kudzu
In a traditional (non turbo) diesel the torque is modulated by varying the amount of fuel while keeping the amount of air constant - in effect the diesel runs very very lean which accounts for their part throttle economy.
In a gasoline engine the torque is modulated by varying the mass of the air ingested and adjusting the fuel to maintain the Fuel air ratio needed for a controlled burn.
Even when they work, they don't work well. I blame engineers.
The only thing engineers have done to the toaster in the last 80 years is make it disposable. I think it applies to a lot of things