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Re: wastegate spring related stuff

I agree that this is dangerous.  I have another approach that only bypasses
the fuel pump when the engine is running, as seen by the alternator before
the diodes.  If anyone's interested, I send them details.

What I'm hoping is that someone will develop an adjustable overboost
protection approach that still provides protection, but at a hgher level.
It would be nice to do this without affecting the stock advance curve.  Any

>>is seen by the computer as overboost (bad stuff).  To circumvent the
>>overboost one can bypass it by grounding pin # 24(?) on the 50 pin
>>connector on the computer.  Doing this allows one to have as much
>>boost as the installed spring will allow without overboost control.
>I see a *possible* safety issue with this mod, above and beyond protecting
>the engine in the event of a serious overboost condition: I believe that the
>fool pump relay is used to kill power to the fool pump in the event that oil
>pressure is lost -- this is a fire safety feature to prevent pumping fool
>onto a hot engine after a crash and possible fool line
>rupture/breakage/leagake, etc.....
>Vorsprung durch Technik,

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL