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Re: How to get 300bhp at 1.0bar

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Mann Law wrote:

> nice to someone, isn't there?:)] if we assume that we are talking 1.0bar 
> as stated by an accurate boost guage, I would be stunned if my car is 
> putting out 180bhp at 1.0.

	I'm still not sure I understand exactly whether you are talking
about boost pressure or absolute pressure.  By boost pressure, I mean that
you have positive pressure in the manifold, above atmospheric pressure. 
Atmospheric pressure is called 1.0bar by the Audi digital manifold
pressure gauge in the dash.  This is called "zero" by most aftermarket
boost gauges. 

	The 5KCSTQ engine at 6-7 psi (1.3bar absolute or .3bar gauge) 
produces about 160hp by the factory's claims.   If you bring that up to 
15psi boost pressure, then you are going to make over 220hp probably.   
If you further improve the breathing of the engine, then you should be 
able to get more.

	I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing.  Do I make sense?

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'86 5KCSTQ - Lotsa Go-fast Toys!
'89 T-bird - Lotsa Look-Good Toys!  (don't need any more Go-fast toys!)
'85 RX7    - pooooooor baby, No Toys!  :-(