Hey guys, sorry for the radio silence. New born baby at home! Less time for car talk.
Molakule, yes I read your paper. Thanks for posting that. Those same points are emphasized heavily during installer training, but the paper takes a more detailed dive into the mechanisms. I especially thought the point about cavitation was interesting. They didnt talk about oil filtration though, which I was a bit surprised by, as polishing will destroy turbos and is one of the main reasons for turbo failure. Bottom line - oil the turbo properly or the results will be bad.
Correct me if I'm wrong about this but one of the points they made in the paper - regarding the extremely high pressure, minimal wedge thickness, and partial contact between bearing shaft and journal being a cause of wear on components - wouldn't EP additives be beneficial in this situation? I understand that original EP additives become acidic under these conditions, but if there are EP additives that do not display this behavior then maybe they would work quite well?
I fully admit that this idea is ridiculous. No one, that I have found, has ever attempted such a project. And please don't think that my excitement over the viscosity charts was anyone's thumbs up to doing this. I fully understand (and appreciated) that vladiator was just sharing info. I would LOVE to find someo e who has done this before and failed!
That would make me quit thinking about it lol. Alas, if it has happened, I can't find the documentation.
Molakules point about additives is extremely helpful, and something that I had not previously considered. It seems likes this is a whole field in and of itself and something that I will need to read more about.
Btw, the setup described above is exactly what my tranny cooler setup is. Transmission - turbowerx pump - cooler - transmission. I'm really not as bone headed as suggested by some posts, just trying new things on my personal project car.