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MacGiver strikes again

I must admit that the blowoff valve installation was an unqualified success.
Drivability is much improved, especially when the valve is installed
correctly (yes, Scott - good try, but you 50/50 = 90ed me). For those
attempting this mod, the high pressure side is directly across from the
vacuum port - not 90 degrees to it. If installed wrong, max boost can't be
achieved, and the car loses about 30% accelleration (in other words, it
feels STOCK - oh, the horror!).

Of course, being a good Audi, in the process of doing this mod I uncovered
the massive vacuum leak at the torn 3/4" rubber multi - connector going into
the valve cover. Gee, maybe I've found the reason for the high boost spark
knock, the rotten open loop idle when cold, the occasional stutter/buck at
high boost...  Of course this is a dealer/mail order only part, and
tomorrow's Saturday...  Thank god fer duct tape...

For those of us contemplating high boost games, take a tip and replace every
rubber hose and vacuum line in the compartment prior to - save yerself mucho
headacheo...  BTDT tooo many times!

BTW - 50/50 = 90 means give a nuke a fifty/fifty chance, and 90% of the time
he'll be wrong...

********************************AUDI FAN***********************************
                                   EMCM(SW) Dave Head  
87 5KCStq 189K miles                1.7 bar - soon to be much higher... 
    qcusa #3442                 Maitland, Florida