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Re: 1.8 v. 2.8
> To my knowledge the stock 1.8T has around 150hp. The 2.8 v6 has about
> 174hp. With the chip upgrade the 1.8T gains 30-50hp (because its a
> turbo), the 2.8 on the other hand only gains about 14hp. This would
> leave them with about the same hp. However, a friend recently told me
> that the newer Audi Turbos are very effecient and wear down the engine
> (and themselves) a lot less since the the days of the 5000T and the GT.
Since the water cooled turbos were introduced around 86, there really
hasn't been a problem. As for wearing the engine, try asking some
Audi service managers when they last rebuilt an Audi 5-cylinder.
They usually can't remember having done any. Compression on my 86
5kCSQ is still in the range for a new engine. The turbo is fine.
This is after 150k miles.
> It's a tough call but I still do not trust the turbo completely. Make
> mine the 2.8...and make it yellow.
I'm not worried at all. In stock form, the 1.8T isn't putting out
much more power than the 16 valve versions of the 1.8 4 cylinder.
Looking at the TAP web page, they are taking it to 220 hp before
changing the turbo.
Mine is a 1.8T and it's red and I picked it up last week!