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    Air-con = more power?

    Having read another recent thread about air-con removal and the fact that my power is down at the mo with this heat, got me thinking...

    I'm fully prepared to be laught at and dis-banded from astra-sport.co.uk but I just thought I'd ask; Could the air-con be plumbed into the air intake / intercooler to provide further cooling of the charged air?

    I know the AC is disabled at full throttle but if this feature could be over ridden could there be any BHP benefits to be had.

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    sounds stupid but it could work i think somone on here said A/C robs you of approx 10bhp so anything abouve cant be bad

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    Searched it on google and can't find anything on the matter. Maybe I've cracked something new here and it'll change modding as we know it

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    I think the laws of thermodynamics will bite you

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    More power needed to run the AC then the actual gains made, by any chance (same as the myth of electronic turbos)

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    Won't work mate, otherwise it would have been happening years ago.

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    no chance........
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattcoupturbo
    Won't work mate, otherwise it would have been happening years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by BenC
    no chance........
    Furry muff

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    keep thinking youl get somert in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by autoSRI
    keep thinking youl get somert in the end
    How about each exhaust outlet having a turbo feeding back to throttle bodies?
    Nightmare to plumb in but it would mean a Z20let having 4 turbos!

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