Chris's Lexus SC300 Compound Turbo Test

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What is Turbo Compounding?
turbo compounding is using a turbine to extract energy from the engine Exhaust, then directing it back to the crankshaft thru gears or another power transfer method. It can increase the overall effciency of an engine by reovering some of the wasted Exhaust heat.

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