>Or was this just a fluke... Ned told me that these cars
>are SUPPOSED to run at 1.3, but I usually have a hard time getting
>mine to 1.2.
> What gives?
>87 5000CS TQ
And Jim said:
>Not a fluke, my 200Q has stock boost and I routinely push boost to
>1.3 and have occasionally seen 1.4 in spirited driving
Well, my two cents:
Even with different mileage, tune, and ambient conditions...these are
likely two different engines-all factory ten valve turbos are not
Ned told me that there was a mid '89 change that increased low and mid
range torque, and upped hp a bit. It involved higher compression
pistons (8.4/1 vice 7.8/1), a revised camshaft, a smaller turbo for
faster spoolup and less turbo lag, a new intercooler, and two (instead
of one) knock sensors.
I routinely see 1.4 bar, i.e., when I routinely stand on it in
third or fourth gear, engine warm, above 3000 RPM. This seems to
be normal for these later 10 valve engines...
90 200 TQW
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