Video: Too Much Turbo Lag? Why Not Try Spooling It up With a 60,000 PSI Waterjet?

If something absolutely must be cut in half, a waterjet is one of the best ways to accomplish that. But what if you have a turbocharger you want to quickly spool up? Can a waterjet effectively eliminate turbo lag?

Thankfully, some good folks with a waterjet of their own tested that out so we don't have to. You know, for science™.

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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
7/20/20 12:02 p.m.

FYI, this is a good way to trash turbo bearings. We specifically tell people not to play the WHEEE! game with an air hose even though it is fun because it often leads to failed bearings. They're designed to run with oil pressure.

In other words, kids, don't do this at home. Seriously, it's an expensive game.

1988RedT2 MegaDork
7/20/20 12:46 p.m.

So this is what scientists look like.  Interesting. laugh

Shaun Dork
7/20/20 12:58 p.m.


Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
7/20/20 1:57 p.m.


This video quality is terrible.. but I've been in the burst test lab in huddersfield..  Don't mess with something that might blow up a chinese made turbo.... They're not made to contain the wheel.

300zxfreak Reader
7/20/20 4:43 p.m.

I  just keep seeing visions of a giant WaterPik.

300zxfreak Reader
7/20/20 4:44 p.m.

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine :

Yep, we all know the exacting standards of Chinese turbos........boom.   





thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter)
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/20/20 5:14 p.m.

Ah yes, the suck hole and the blow hole of the turbo. 

1988RedT2 MegaDork
7/20/20 5:57 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) said:

Ah yes, the suck hole and the blow hole of the turbo. 

There you go, spouting off with that technical jargon again!

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/20/20 9:46 p.m.

I for one think this video is good fun. laugh

pilotbraden UltraDork
7/20/20 10:07 p.m.

t should be

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