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Re: S4 costs
Gary Bracken wrote:
> Thanks, Bruce. I've only been on the list a few days; find it fascinating and educational. Have had terrific reliability from my
wife's '87 4000csq (purchase
> Thanks in advance,
> Gary, in Denver
> 4000csq, '92 300ZX, '82 Datsun p.u., '74 260 V-8 (500hp) Z
> From: Mann Law[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 1997 8:45 AM
> To: Gary Bracken
> Cc: 'Mann Law'; 'email@example.com'
> Subject: RE: S4 costs
> Gary, in Denver--
> First, welcome to the list. One big [sometimes] happy family.
> Second, here is what I have done to the 89 200tqw, and yes, I
> highly recommend everything done so far:
> (1) Replaced the stock suspension with suspension kit sold by
> Eric Fletcher, e-mail STEADIRIC@aol.com. This kit is probably
> the most dramatic improvement I have made to the car.
> (2) Motor oil = Mobil 1 synthetic; tranny / rear = Redline fluids.
> (3) Replaced stock headlights with Euro lights from Metrix in
> Canada--dealt with Phillipe. Outstanding move. Check around on prices,
> I hear the price has since gone up--if you can buy from Phillipe at all.
> (4) New intercooler hose [oem], timing belt, all other hoses,
> spark plug wires, Bosch Platins as plugs [F5DPOR?]; this stuff was also
> bought through STEADIRIC at prices I could not find anywhere; new
> multi-function temp sender, new WOT switch; K&N filter.
> (5) Computer upgrade from Ned Ritchie at Intended Acceleration.
> Phone # was posted earlier today by someone. Now show 1.8 boost. No
> detonation on pump fuel with the higher compression motor.
> (6) Tires = Dunlop D60A2's---would not buy these tires again.
> (7) Buried kitty.
> To do in next 60 days: Extrude hone w/ headwork; 3" exhaust w/
> Cosworth tail; replace air box / intercooler / turbo maybe.
> Haven't kept track of costs, exactly, because you can't get out
> of an Audi what you put in it---unless you drive it until it plain dies.
> But, ballpark, I will probably have around $12,000 in the car, including
> purchase price [the one time I paid too much:)].
> Great car. But, a ton of really great cars on this list. I will
> be taking a different approach on the head, intercooler and turbo than
> most, but, whatever suits the buyer, right?
Extrude hone is interesting procedure. Reputable sourse once said that if
all the parts are done (turbo housing, head and both manifolds) boost
comes on 1000 rpm earlier and you get extra 20HP at peak. Rally tested.
I have never done any of that myself in cylinder head rebuilds in my TQ's
What do you expect to get? Do you think fule system will provide enough.