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      03-26-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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Materials in the turbos in the 335

Anyone know what materials the turbos inside the N54 engine are composed of? I am curious....
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..probably some kind of metal alloy
duh... it has to be a carbon steele to handle the temps
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      03-26-2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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Seriously, this is a pretty good quesiton.

Is it aluminum, titanium, metal alloy?
Maybe we can get some real answers.
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This is the only forum that I have seen where pople get bashed or laughed at sooo often for asking a simple question.

What a great comunity this is!

Sorry, dude. Might as well Google this one.
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This is the only forum that I have seen where pople get bashed or laughed at sooo often for asking a simple question.

What a great comunity this is!

Sorry, dude. Might as well Google this one.
Ha, this is nothing, you should check out VWVortex.com. I hate most of the people on that forum. Some of them are pretty annoying. Well...from my experiences anyway. I do apologize for posting something stupid though, this is a good question. However, I highly doubt most of the people on this forum would actually know the answer. Not saying people are dumb on here, just saying that it's a rather odd technical question. Since they are Mitsubishi turbos, maybe the OP or someone can research it under that and get some answers on Google?
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Vortex is pretty damn bad.
This one isn't too bad.
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I thought Krypton was a planet.
Kryptonite. My bad.
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I don't know either so I'l shoot this out there.

It's one of the following

Californium.
Unininium.
Helium.
Manganese.
Boron.
Anti-matter.
Diamonds.

OR

Super glue and duct tape.
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Some kind of ceramic/metal composite material...
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Seriously, this is a pretty good quesiton.

Is it aluminum, titanium, metal alloy?
Maybe we can get some real answers.
It will be from the Inconel family of stainless steels.

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Prob: High Nickel Steel on the Tubine, and Aluminum alloy on the impeller. I seriously doubt they went with Inconel turbines and Titanium impellers as it is just an OEM turbo.
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Prob: High Nickel Steel on the Tubine, and Aluminum alloy on the impeller. I seriously doubt they went with Inconel turbines and Titanium impellers as it is just an OEM turbo.
You do know Inconel falls into the catagory of high nickel steel and the costs are about the same for this type of raw material.

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You do know Inconel falls into the catagory of high nickel steel and the costs are about the same for this type of raw material.

Orb
I did not know that
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