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On board compressor used for boost?
I am probably daydreaming about this idea but I would still like to share it. I have an early 99 manual 7.3 with a ts chip, 4" straight pipe, and k&n cai. The turbo lag is unbelievable and I can barely hit 23 psi.
Would it be possible to use an on board engine driven (or electric) compressor to fill a tank and route a line to the engine?
I know it would be impossible for it to keep up and feed the engine constantly, but if a regulator could be set for 10-15 psi during the times of no boost and assist in spooling up the turbo it could give more power at low rpm.
There would be obvious times where you wouldn't want the extra boost (idle or cruise) so it would be activated somehow by the waste gate position. (I dont know exactly how the 7.3 waste gate works but i work on aircraft and some use a throttle linkage to control the waste gate position, so maybe activate the compressed air by throttle position)
I'm probably missing a big flaw or two but I still wanted to throw it out there.
*Bought March 2011 @ 150K / Sold March 2016 @ 230K* E1999 7.3 PS 6 Speed,TS 6 position chip. K&N CAI, 4" straightpipe, Auto Meter Elite gauges.
*Bought May 2016 @ 59K* 07 F250 HD Edition 6.0 Stock