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[QUOTE=VelSatisfied;379526]But only once the intake air has passed the vanes of the
True. On the inlet side of the compressor it's sooking - just as the piston does on a N/A engine in the cylinder on it's induction stroke, but on the discharge side the air is compressed.
As explained in the link, the only sections of the inlet system that are under positive pressure are after the
....... pipework to the intercooler, intercooler, pipework to the inlet mainfold. So, when the inlet valve opens, there is positive pressure in the manifold waiting to rush into the cylinder. The piston does no real work in drawing in the charge of air.
A wee bit more bumph HERE
courtesy of Wikipedia.
On a wee side note Paul, I always thought of the Otto cycle as being like a good night out with the girlfriend - suck, squeeze, bang , bl .......
I think I have CDO. It's like OCD, but with ALL THE LETTERS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
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