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Old 11-30-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Oil-less Turbo

Comp Turbo has oil-less turbos now apparantly. It uses a high temp grease and some super bearings i guess to achieve it. Kinda nifty. Thoughts?

http://www.compturbo.com/spotlights/oilless_release.php


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Looks pretty sweet...seems you would just have to keep up on greasing the bearings. I wonder what the interval is. (Mileage between greasing)
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I want to see proof/testing... Sounds good on paper/online but almost to good to be true. I can see it working, but for how long? Why comp? Just seems like a bigger "name" would have came out with something like this first... idk. Then again Comp just may be on top of leading edge tech? lol
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sounds good on paper/www...but almost to good to be true.

If it does work out, this will give alot more ppl chances to go turbo ..cheaper

I think I have around 150 in coolant and oil lines for the turbo alone.
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Sounds like it could work, but I highly doubt for a competitive application. When you're railin' on a turbo, pushing 25psi, just ripping on the car, that is a TON of heat. There's no way that a closed system can cool that quickly. They would probably have you run water lines, but it wouldn't be as effective as oil *and* water. And let's say you did beat on the turbo a lot, you'd probably have to change the grease several times a year.
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Because Comp Turbos is on the cutting edge and not scaired to think outside the box and why I feel the best Turbo Co. on the market

Dry turbos isnt new , actually very old , Comp has taken the idea 2 steps further and cured a lot of the issues and it seems to be working

More to come ?

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dude thats sweet. i would be willing to try it out.
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It really doesn't shed metal, so if the "grease" can handle the heat it could survive.

As Tom said, this has been done, but it will be cool to see how well this holds up...If the "lube" is good enough I don't see why not...Hmmm, a LOT of heat there....
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WE WANT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR ONE.

lol sounds like a cool concept, no more burning oil out of the seals, tapping oil pan for lines. they probably do want a ton of money for one tho

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