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Old April 7th, 2004, 10:56   #14
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Default The absurdity of fixed percentage drivetrain loss

Second, an illustration: For argument's sake, take a stock 90HP TDI, and we'll arbitrarily say that it has a 15% driveline loss. That means that the engine would be developing about 104HP (90/1.15) at the crank. The loss through the drivetrain was 14HP (104-90).

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So, as I've been saying all along, German cars horse power and torque ratings are measured at the wheel and not at the crank like Asian (Corean and Japanese) or American cars.

Am I right or am I right? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Therefore, I don't see any purpose knowing what's the crank value of hp and lb-ft of my TDI. [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

I hope I don't sound too arrogant, it was not my intention. [img]/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

Very informative discussion btw guys. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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