- Use HF manifold (found on VX civics, HF crx's)
- Wind Generator (8000 watts)
- T25 turbo (Mitsubishi eclipse 95-99 models)
(break down turbo, Use "hot side")
- Make a new rod that will connect the hot side exhaust wheel to the wind generator)
Exhaust will flow down through manifold, into turbine housing. Spinning the wheel, which in turn will spin the Wind generator core.
I have everything i need to do it. I can weld etc....
My only problems are....
- A way to make a center section that will use bearings, INSTEAD of with an engine oil feed line.
- Finding a way to connect the generator shaft to the Turbo shaft and wheel.
- making it balanced.
- making it dependable
- finding a formula to figure out how many watts it will produce at certain engine rpms, and if it will be enough to charge the battery under normal highway driving etc...
If you guys can help me with this it would be appreciated.
Once again, I am not trying to TURBOcharge my car. Just replace the alternator with a new system.
I would draw up a picture but i do not have time right now. Maybe tomorrow
Help me out, we will make my car the guinea pig!
Order some golf shoes, otherwise we might never make it out of this place alive.
I'm thinking you'll need an oiling system because the heat from the exhaust will probably cook any bearing/grease combination. There's also the matter of what the heat will do to the generator, etc...
If you're really dead set on doing this you might want to run the turbo normally, and instead of going through an IC to the intake, have it go through an impellor that's connected to an alt. But even then, it's way complicated and you'd probably be better off running an extra battery and charging it while at home.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
The only reason I do not want to run oil lines etc... is because, im worried that when i remove the compressor housing and make a way to connect the rod. That there will be an oil leak. Causing Oil to spray freely, or into the o2 housing .
yup rpm will stop you dead before you go any further . . . turbo 60,000-150,000 rpm . . . alternator 15,000 rpm max . . . what makes you think you can get turbo power out of an engine at low power throttle use also.
But seriously , the whole idea of running an ALT from exhaust gasses is not a very good one.
As pointed out in other posts , exhaust gas flow would be too little to turn it at idle or light throttle and it is likely that you rwould need a gear box to reduce the rpm to the ALT.
But that would again make for low output at any normal driving speed at lite throttle.
Even IF it did mechanicaly work, th epower needed to turn the ALT is not free.
The 1 or 2 HP (?) needed to turn it (at full output) would be shown as a restriction on the exahaust.
I would guess that the motor would run worse with that setup than just running a conventional belt drive.
What you need is to get FREE power !!! (or almost free is good too)
How about , running an electric clutch on the ALT pully.
So that it only locks up and starts charging at idle or deceleration.
The clutch can be switched in or out with a simple vac pressure sensor., and the parts to do the clutch can be salvaged off a air con compressor.
First problem - RPM's...as discussed above, but this can be overcome with gearing.
Second problem - Heat...I used to run a turbocharged Civic...the turbine housing temperatures were insane...preventing this heat from transferring into the generator is going to be very difficult.
Third problem - Torque...you'll need to determine the torque required to turn the alternator at full load through a range of RPM's (essentially dyno testing the alternator at full load). Then you'll need to see if the turbine can provide such torque at each RPM (whether you use gearing or not).
Not trying to slam the idea, just proposing some issues I see right off the bat.