Originally Posted by Ozone-etr1
ok its not that your co pilot couldent twist the knob on a potentiometer to controll it.
but the oil baffels and seals in a diesel turbo are not as "exactly as leak proof" as in a gasser turbo.THE SEALS ARE NOT THE SAME,you will get oil blowby and foul your little plugs.good luck
There is no need to have some one twist a knob, you fully control it with out touching a thing. Also diesel turbos have been used successfuly in quite a few gasser applications. I am no expert on turbo seals, but I think you are making an issue where there really isn't one. Do a search on line for subarus and oil in the intake and you will see that they can handle oil in the intake. Most turbo cars have oil in the intake, some more than others. And don't forget the closed crank case ventilation dumping oil in there, which is what causes most of the oil on our trucks and on subarus.
Why are you guys so negative?